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Group Asks For Donations Back After Gliniewicz Death Circumstances Revealed

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An organization that assists survivors of officers killed in the line of duty is asking the family of an Illinois police lieutenant who staged his suicide to return its donation.

100 Club of Chicago CEO Joe Ahern presented a check to Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz's widow for $15,000 when he was found dead two months ago. Ahern said the decision to ask for the funds back came after authorities announced Gliniewicz, of Fox Lake, took his own life amid fears his criminal activities were about to be revealed.

This is the first time the organization requested the return of a donation.

Motorola Solutions also announced in September it would put up a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Gliniewicz's killer. The company says the money will now be donated to the Fox Lake Explorer post to replace the public funds he stole before he staged his suicide as a homicide.

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