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Sergeant William Gruenes | Johnsburg Police Department, Illinois Johnsburg Police Department, Illinois


William Gruenes

Johnsburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, January 24, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Offender: Convicted

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Sergeant William Gruenes was killed when his vehicle collided with another vehicle being driven by an intoxicated driver at the intersection of Thayer Road and Johnson Road in McHenry County.

He was en route to have film developed as part of an ongoing missing person investigation. The photographs been taken overnight and the task force's commander had asked that the film be developed and brought to the 10:00 am briefing.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision had run through a stop sign. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of marijuana in 2005.

Sergeant Gruenes had served with the Johnsburg Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
August 21, 2016


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