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2022 IL Peace Officers Memorial

May 5, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

May 5th, 2022 Illinois Peace Officer Memorial – Event Itinerary

6:30 am – Squad car motorcade lineup at the fairgrounds

8:30 am – Squad motorcade departs the fairgrounds

9:30 am – Interfaith Church service, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00 am – 2022 Ceremony, Illinois Police Officers Memorial Site, West lawn, Illinois State Capitol, 301 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703


Officer Joseph T. Cappello III
Melrose Park Police Department
E.O.W. 04-24-2020

Officer Gary Steven Hibbs
Chicago Heights Police Department
E.O.W. 03-12-2021

Senior Master Trooper Todd A. Hanneken
Illinois State Police
E.O.W. 03-25-2021

Lieutenant James J. Kouski Jr.
Hometown Police Department
E.O.W. 04-03-2021

Officer Allen Serta Giacchetti
Cook County Sheriff’s Police
E.O.W. 04-30-2021

Officer Christopher Neil Oberheim
Champaign Police Department
E.O.W. 05-19-2021

Officer Brian Russell Pierce Jr.
Brooklyn Police Department
E.O.W. 08-04-2021

Officer Ella Grace French
Chicago Police Department
E.O.W. 08-07-2021

Officer Tyler Nathaniel Timmins
Pontoon Beach Police Department
E.O.W. 10-26-2021

Deputy Sean Ian Riley
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office
E.O.W. 12-29-2021

Sergeant Marlene R. Rittmanic
Bradley Police Department
E.O.W. 12-30-2021


May 5, 2022
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


IL Police Memorial Committee


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
524 East Lawrence Ave.
Springfield, IL 62705
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Donation & Support

Every day, men and women across this state, and country, put on a uniform. They put on a utility belt. And they put on a bulletproof vest. In the current climate of our nation, that is the most essential thing that that man or woman owns. They step out the door and they just don’t know if they will be returning to it at the end of their shift.