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Kendall County honour retiring Sherriff’s Deputy Commander, Joe Gillespie, after 21 years in law enforcement. Published WSpy News May 22, 2019
Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Commander Joe Gillespie will retire from his position this Friday, following 21 years in law enforcement.
He was recognized by the Kendall County Board on Tuesday and Kendall County Board Vice-Chair Amy Cesich presented him with a plaque for his service to the county. Gillespie joined the sheriff’s office in 1998 and has direct oversight of the corrections division.
Gillespie graduated from Benedictine University with a degree in business administration and also graduated from Northwestern University with a certificate from the school of Police Staff and Command. He additionally has served as Kendall County’s Emergency Management Coordinator with membership through FEMA programming and Homeland Security.
Prior to becoming Deputy Commander, Gillespie served as a Field Training Officer (FTO), Sergeant, and Staff Sergeant and he was also a member of the Kendall County Special Response Team where he served for ten years.
In the photo above, Vice-Chair Cesich is presenting the plaque to Gillespie, above.