Dawn Geraty Death – Retired Antioch Police Sergeant Dawn Geraty has died. She passed away sadly with family who loved her unconditionally by her side. On Friday 7th April 2023, she was announced dead in a publication that reads “With deep sadness and sorrow, the Antioch Police Department announces the death of retired Antioch Police Sergeant Dawn Geraty”. Details surrounding the actual cause of her death has not been disclosed by the family at the time this article was published.
Dawn Geraty Career
On July 12, 1993, Sergeant Geraty joined the Department of Public Safety and started her career there as a patrol officer. During the course of her 23-year career with the Department, Sergeant Geraty held a variety of positions within the organization, including those of field training officer, evidence technician, juvenile officer, traffic crash investigator, and detective. Dawn was the first woman in the history of the Department to be promoted to the rank of sergeant when she was given that promotion in 2014.
She was a patrol sergeant for the department until she retired in October 2016, at which point she began serving the community. During the course of her illustrious career, Sergeant Geraty served as both a resource and a mentor to many of our officers, including myself, as well as the Chief of Police in Antioch, Geoffrey Guttschow.
Who was Dawn Geraty?
Among the numerous qualities that made an indelible mark on the Department, one of the most notable was her warm and welcoming attitude, as well as her willingness to teach younger officers the things she had learned over the course of her law enforcement career. She was a hard worker of the highest caliber who had a significant and favorable influence on the lives of a large number of others. The most significant aspect is that she was able to motivate a large number of people through her commitment to the organization as well as her long-standing friendships.
Simkins Funeral Home is coordinating services for Sergeant Geraty. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 12, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home at 6251 Dempster Street in Morton Grove. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 13.
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