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Deputy Daniel Harrington Passing

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of retired Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Harrington. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.
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Stranger Danger Speech

Chief Swinford and Patrolman Powell gave a brief synopsis on the general workings of a police department and the dangers of dealing with people you do not know to area schoo…

Suspected after Manteno Oktoberfest Incident

On September 28, 2013 after leaving Manteno’s October Fest a 23 year old female was battered and sexually abused near her residence in rural Manteno. The victim was followed to that location by the suspect and received a significant facial injury during the attack.

On Friday October 4, 2013 Eric D. Wheeler, 21 years old, was arrested by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department for…

Watch for farmers during harvest

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office would like you to please pay special attention for farming implements on our road ways during this harvest season.
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Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle

SHERIFF’S POLICE ACQUIRES TACTICAL VEHICLE

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski reported the acquisition of a surplus tactical military vehicle.  The acquisition of the mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) tactical vehicle fulfils a challenge issued by Bukowski to Sergeant Dave Zinanni.  Zinanni is responsible for all vehicle acquisitions and their maintenance in addition…

Kankakee County Triad receives outstanding service award

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Senior TRIAD program received the outstanding senior service program award at The Daily Journal senior fair yesterday. The program was recognized for its continued efforts in educating seniors about financial exploitation and identity theft as well as educating them on how to avoid becoming victims of crimes. The Daily Journal presented a check for $100…

Alleged Shooter from Manteno’s 4T Incident Captured

Rene Flores, 27 year old male, who is the suspect in the shooting at 4 T’s warehouse in Manteno which occurred on July 25, 2012, is in the custody of the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department this morning. Flores, a fugitive since the day of the shooting, recently turned himself in to Mexican authorities and was extradited to the United States. Investigators had tracked Flores to Chicago…

Lt Chad Gessner receives Outstanding Elderly Service Officer award

Congratulations to Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Chad Gessner on being selected as the Outstanding Elderly Service Officer at the 17th annual Illinois TRIAD conference in Peoria,…

Be Aware of Farmers

Sheriff Bukowski reminds drivers to be alert for farm equipment on roadways

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski issued a press release today reminding drivers to be alert for slow moving farm equipment on county roadways. “We anticipate farmers to start working in the fields soon in many areas of the county,” said Bukowski. Bukowski cautioned drivers to be prepared for…

MoneyPak Scam

The FBI Anti-Piracy Warning MoneyPak Ransom is a computer virus, which will display a bogus notification that pretends to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and states that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content.  The FBI Anti-Piracy Warning virus will lock you out of your computer and…

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