Tag Archives: Fallen Illinois Police Officer

Never The Same: A Tribute to Kenneth Novak, Jr.

This is a re-post of a blog post I did on April 8, 2013.  At last week’s Village Board meeting, Village President Norm Abbott presented a proclamation declaring April 8 as Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day. While this post is … Continue reading

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Remembering Erin Sweeney Hehl

An officer, wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, and friend. My cousin, Erin Sweeney Hehl, was killed on October 30, 1997.  My mother called me at my apartment, very upset, and all I could make out was that Erin was … Continue reading

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