Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic
Bradley Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch Wednesday, December 29, 2021
BRADLEY, ILLINOIS-Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot and killed as she and another officer investigated a noise complaint at the Comfort Inn at 1500 Illinois 50.
The officers had responded to the motel at approximately 9:30 to investigate reports of barking dogs that were left unattended in a vehicle. They located the room where the vehicle's owner was staying and contacted the occupants. During the encounter, the occupants attacked and shot both officers, killing Sergeant Rittmanic. The other officer suffered a serious gunshot wound to the head.
The occupants fled the motel and remain at large.
Sergeant Rittmanic had served with the Bradley Police Department for 14 years. She is survived by her wife.