Terry has been in law enforcement since 1991 and is currently a Deputy Sheriff with the Sangamon County (IL) Sheriff’s Office. He is also the Honor Guard coordinator of the Illinois Police Officer Memorial Committee. Terry is one of the organizers for the Illinois C.O.P.S. ‘Cycle Across Illinois”. One of Terry’s greatest roles and memories has been serving as a mentor at COPS Kid’s Camp for the past several years. Terry is also trained to assist with the filing for Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) claims. You may reach Terry by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathy is the mother of Burbank Police Officer Patrick M. Righi-Barnard (EOW 11/25/04). Pat was killed on I-55 just outside of Bloomington after he stopped to help a disabled motorist. At the time of his death, Pat was on his way home for Thanksgiving to be with his family. Cathy has been active member of IL COPS since we started our chapter and has attended National Police Week, COPS Parent’s Retreat, CISM training and has participated as a walker in the COPS Walk for 10 consecutive years. Cathy can be reached by email at CBarnard@ilcops.org.
Jennifer is the surviving spouse of DC Metro Transit Police Officer Marlon Morales (EOW June 13, 2001) who was shot by a fare evader at the U-Street-Cardoza metro station in Washington, DC on June 10, 2001. Marlon succumbed to his wounds on June 13, 2001, their son, Jeramy’s 11th birthday. Their other children; Josh was 8 and Meghan was just 3 weeks old. Jennifer became involved in the Washington, DC chapter as the correspondence secretary. After the trial was finished in 2004, Jennifer and her children moved back to her hometown in Illinois. She and several other survivors held the first meeting in January of 2005. Jennifer served as our initial president and continued to serve for several years. She has attended National Police Week, Spouse’s Retreat, COPS Kid’s Camp, Chapter Training, and CISM training. You can email Jennifer at JMorales@ilcops.org.
Bonnie is the surviving Aunt of Wyoming Police Department (IL) Chief of Police William T. (Bill) Bauer (EOW 8/6/10). Bill was was killed in an automobile accident two miles east of Camp Grove in Marshall County. Bonnie has attended National Police Week, CISM Training, and Extended Family Retreat. She served at the Sunshine Committee Chair and still serves as a member of the Sunshine Committee and ByLaw & SOP Committee. You may reach Bonnie at BBauer@ilcops.org.
Executive Liaison Officer
Eric has been in law enforcement for 13 years with both the Cahokia and Granite City Police Departments. Eric is currently a Police Officer with the Granite City Police Department (near St. Louis). Eric became an affected co-worker following the death of police officer Jeremy Chambers (EOW 04-24-06) when they worked together at the Cahokia Police Department. As the chapter’s Executive Liaison Officer, Eric is responsible for fostering our relationships with law enforcement agencies through out Illinois. Eric is also trained to assist police department’s with their Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) claims. You may reach Eric by email at Estacycpd99@att.net.
Shelley Kellums 2014-2016 Surviving Sister of IL State Police Detective Sergeant Rodney T. Miller (EOW 5/12/06)
Toni Hardesty 2010-2014 Surviving Spouse of FBI Special Agent Robert (Rob) Hardesty (EOW 6/2/05)
Craig Figgins 2008-2010 Surviving Brother of St. Charles Police Officer Daniel Figgins (EOW 4/9/05)
Jennifer Morales 2005-2008 Surviving Spouse of Metro Transit Police Officer Marlon Morales (EOW 6/13/01) JMorales@ilcops.org
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