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     January 13, 2022      #25-13 KDJ

Marlene Rittmanic: The officer, the wife, the

By Taylor Leddin

There is no amount of words that can sum up the life of a person who has dedicated theirs to others. As such, the many kind words of Bradley Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic spoken by those who knew her stand to reason.

The words special, passionate, amazing and compassionate were used repeatedly by those who worked with her in law enforcement and in the community.

Just weeks before her death, Rittmanic participated in Shop with a Cop, where police officers volunteer their time to help provide Christmas gifts to children in need.

“If you look at some of the photos from this year, she’s right there in it,” said Jeff Hackley, former lieutenant with the ...

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