|Birth: ||May 3, 1971|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 2011|
James Dietz, age 39, died suddenly, Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Officer Dietz was a 16 year veteran of the Joliet Police Department and was assigned to the patrol division.
Officer Dietz, a graduate of Bolingbrook High School, was most recently based out of the Far West Side station. He spent two years working undercover with the department's Narcotics Unit.
In 1999, he received an award after he saved a despondent individual threatening to jump off a bridge into the Des Plaines River. Dietz distracted the would-be jumper and then rushed in and grabbed the person.
Visitation, Monday, Februrary 28, 2011 from 1400 to 2100 hours, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home located at 3200 Black Road, Joliet.
Funeral services: Tuesday, March 1, 2011. A prayer service will begin at 1000 hrs at the funeral home burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 7200 Archer Avenue, Justice, Illinois.
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Published in Herald News on February 27, 2011
James B. "Geta" Dietz, age 39, suddenly Tuesday, February 22, 2011 as the result of an apparent heart attack.
Born in Chicago and raised in Bolingbrook, he was a Joliet resident for the past 16 years. A dedicated City of Joliet Police Officer for the past 16 years.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially when he had the chance to go fishing or bowling.
He is survived by his beloved fiancee, Jessie Reiter of Joliet; his father, Charles Dietz of Lytle, Texas; two brothers, Charles (Joanie) Dietz of Rockdale, and Michael Dietz of Plainfield; three sisters, Lorie (David) Barrett of Lytle, Texas, Susan (Christopher) Martens of Romeoville, Illinois and Tracy (Luke) Capocy of Lytle, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and his faithful canine companion, Duke.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joanne Dietz; and his brother, David Dietz.
Funeral Services for James B. Dietz will be Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Fr. Chris Groh, Joliet Police Department Chaplain, officiating. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information: (815) 741-5500 www.fredcdames.com
Joanne A. Dietz (1942 - 2005)
Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums
Created by: Diane
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
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