Deputy fire chief charged with attempted murder steps down

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A suburban deputy fire chief charged with a host of crimes including attempted murder, sexual assault and burglary resigned Monday.

The Chicago Ridge Department accepted the retirement of Gary Swiercz, 49, effective immediately, according to a statement. Swiercz was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. He’s been with the department for nearly 25 years.

Police say Swiercz  broke into the home of a woman in his condo building over the weekend wearing a ski mask and carrying with him a knife, duct tape, rope, a sex toy and lubricant.

Prosecutors say he put a blade to her throat and threw her to the ground multiple times.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.