FOX LAKE, Ill. (WLS) -- Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz wedges his police pistol against his upper chest and pulls the trigger in the final step of a grandiose scheme to concoct a hero's death. At first, it goes as planned. His death ignites a massive manhunt with helicopters, canine units and hundreds of law enforcement officers rushing to the swampy woods behind an abandoned cement plant in Fox Lake in a frantic attempt to catch three men Gliniewicz had radioed he was pursuing. The 52-year-old husband and father of four sons receives his hero's funeral. Then it all unravels in spectacular fashion.
You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, or online at dailyherald.com.