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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are  saddened
 3    to  learn  of  the  death  of Charles R. "Chuck" Schofield of
 4    Bartonville, who passed away June 9, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Mr. Schofield  was  born  August  22,  1939,  in
 6    Peoria  to  Charles E. and Margaret J. Thornton Schofield; he
 7    married Bonnie L. Payne on April 8, 1961, in East Peoria; and

 8        WHEREAS, Mr. Schofield was elected Peoria County  sheriff
 9    in  1994  and  reelected in 1998; he was set to run unopposed
10    for a third term this year; and

11        WHEREAS, Mr. Schofield began his career as a jail officer
12    with the Peoria County Sheriff's Department in March 1972; he
13    later became a deputy, working patrol until he was  appointed
14    to the detectives division; he was promoted to sergeant, then
15    lieutenant;   Mr.   Schofield   served  as  the  work-release
16    coordinator,  with  later  assignments   to   supervise   the
17    detectives  division  and  the  juvenile,  crime  scene,  and
18    records departments; and

19        WHEREAS,  In  1983, Mr. Schofield became interim director
20    of the Multi-County Narcotics  Enforcement  Group,  directing
21    the  undercover  drug buying operations of up to 15 agents in
22    six counties; in June 1983, he  was  named  director  of  the
23    Multijurisdictional Enforcement Group (MEG), serving until he
24    retired from the sheriff's department in 1991; and

25        WHEREAS,   Mr.   Schofield  then  worked  for  the  State
26    Department  of  Public  Aid  as  chief  of  the  division  of
27    investigations; in 1993, he transferred to the Illinois River
28    Valley  Correctional  Center  in   Canton,   where   he   was
29    administrative assistant to the warden; and

30        WHEREAS,  A  graduate  of Illinois Central College with a
31    degree in police science, he  attended  the  Police  Training
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 1    Institute   at   the  University  of  Illinois  and  numerous
 2    departmental classes; and

 3        WHEREAS, Mr. Schofield  was  a  member  of  the  American
 4    Correctional  Association, the American Jail Association, the
 5    Illinois and National Associations of Chiefs of  Police,  the
 6    Illinois Sheriffs Association, the Peoria and Tazewell County
 7    Associations  of  Chiefs  of  Police,  and  the International
 8    Narcotic Officers Association; and

 9        WHEREAS, Mr. Schofield was a Marine  Corps  veteran  with
10    the rank of corporal; and

11        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Schofield  was a Mason and a member of the
12    South-West  Kiwanis,  Bradley  Chiefs  Club,   the   Illinois
13    Auctioneer   Association,  and  the  American  Quarter  Horse
14    Association; and

15        WHEREAS, Mr. Schofield served  on  the  Central  Illinois
16    Police Training Board, Mobile Training Unit; he served on the
17    Domestic  Violence  Protocol 10th Judicial Circuit Board, the
18    Easter Seal Advisory Board, the Emergency  9-1-1  Board,  the
19    Governor's   Motor  Vehicle  Theft  Prevention  Council,  the
20    Illinois Central College Peoria  Campus  Advisory  Committee,
21    the Illinois State Police Regional Laboratory Advisory Board,
22    the  Juvenile Justice Council, the Peoria Alternative Charter
23    School Board, the Peoria  SAFE  KIDS  Coalition,  the  Peoria
24    County/City  TRIAD Board, the Peoria County Visitation Center
25    Steering Committee, the Youth  Farm  Board,  the  Center  for
26    Prevention  of Abuse Leadership Council, and the Illinois MEG
27    Directors Association; he also served as chairman of the  MEG
28    Board; and

29        WHEREAS,   Mr.   Schofield's   awards  include  the  U.S.
30    Department of Justice  Public  Service  Award,  the  Glasford
31    Optimist  Deputy  of  the  Year,  the  Illinois  State Police
32    Narcotic Enforcement Award, the Harold Brignadello Award from
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 1    the Peoria County Association of Chiefs of  Police,  and  the
 2    2001 Outstanding Service Award from Lions International; and

 3        WHEREAS, Mr. Schofield will be deeply missed by all those
 4    who  knew him and loved him, especially his wife, Bonnie; his
 5    daughter, Shelly (Michael)  Gobert;  his  granddaughter;  his
 6    mother  and  stepfather,  Margaret and Joe Rank; his brother,
 7    Richard (Debbie); and his stepsister, Carol Jo (Tom) Hazlett;
 8    therefore, be it

10    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
11    his family and friends, the passing  of  Charles  R.  "Chuck"
12    Schofield; and be it further

13        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
14    presented to the family of Charles "Chuck" Schofield with our
15    sincere condolences.

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