ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Winnebago County Courthouse unveiled a new attorney training room on Thursday, honoring late former Rockford Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark.
Lindmark died of suicide in 2015.
His photo, a plaque, and a blue ribbon adorn the wall of the new room, located in the courthouse building at 400 W. State Street, in his memory.
The room will serve a dual purpose as the State’s Attorney Press Room as well as a facility to provide training to attorneys from all over Northern Illinois and to law enforcement agencies from throughout the State.
Fellow members of the Rockford Police force expressed support for the Greg Lindmark Foundation, a program aimed at dealing with mental health issues, such as trauma and stress, suffered by police officers.
County leaders say Lindmark left a positive mark on his community.
“It’s just a great privilege and I’m so humbled to have known him, and I’m very blessed to have had him in my life and in my career,” said Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross. “And there’s not one day that I walk into my office that I don’t think about him.”
The dedication ceremony coincides with the fifth annual golf outing fundraiser in honor of Lindmark, which takes place on Friday, August 9th.
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