First responders to be honored in memory of late Rockford Police deputy chief

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — First responders will be honored at a special event Saturday.

The Greg Lindmark Foundation is holding first responders appreciation night. It’s Saturday night at the Venetian Club.

The Lindmark Foundation provides services for first responders in honor of Greg Lindmark. He was a retired Rockford Police deputy chief who died from suicide in 2015. Saturday’s appreciation night includes dinner, a social hour and a guest speaker.

“The community comes out for various things. They should be coming together all the time for our first responders,” Brad Lindmark, with the Greg Lindmark Foundation says. “They put their lives on the line every day. They see horrible, horrible things. It’s just show them our appreciation. That’s basically what it is.”

That event is suppose to run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

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