Marlene Rittmanic Death: Bradley Police Sergeant, Marlene Rittmanic shot and killed in line of duty, another in critical condition.
According to Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, Bradley police Sgt., 49-year-old Marlene Rittmanic and her partner, 27-year-old Tyler Bailey responded to a call Wednesday night of dogs barking in an unattended car in the parking lot at the Comfort Inn off of Route 50.
The officers went to the hotel check the hotel room where the car owner was in, it was then the occupants of the room opened fire at the officers, killing Rittmanic and her partner transported to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn with severe injuries.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 25-year-old Darius D. Sullivan and police are also looking for another person of interest that they believe was involved with the incident.
At this time this appears to be an isolated incident and no further threat to the community, police said.