A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim:
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has officially requested that the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) conduct the investigation into the death Monday of Deputy Dwight Maness and MIAT has agreed.
The request was in accordance with MCSO policy and effectively removes the Sheriff’s Office from the role of investigating the death of one of our own employees.
The family of Deputy Maness is currently making funeral arrangements with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office.
The arrangements will be shared with the community once the details are in place.
Thank you for continuing to respect the family, providing them space to gather and grieve.