The final procession for Bradley Police Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic will take place tomorrow, January 7th at approximately 12:30pm according to Illinois State Police District 21 Ashkum in a Facebook post today:
“The public is highly encouraged to line the route to show support.
Procession Details Below:
Departure: Olivet Nazarene University, Hawkins Centennial Chapel – Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 immediately following funeral services and first responder walkthrough at 10:00 a.m.
-Leave Hawkins Centennial Chapel take University Avenue to S. Main Street.
-Turn right onto S Main Street.
-Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Main Street NW.
-Continue onto Illinois Route 102 W.
-Turn right onto Illinois Route 53 N/E Baltimore Street (Wilmington IL.).
-Continue to follow Illinois Route 53 N.
-Turn left onto W Hoff Road.
-Continue on Hoff Road (this turns into Abraham Lincoln Boulevard)”.
Sergeant Rittmanic was fatally shot to death just before 11:00pm on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021, while responding to a call at the Comfort Inn in Bradley. Rittmanic’s partner, Officer Tyler Bailey, was also shot. Bailey is currently in critical condition. The story was originally reported by, The Daily Journal.