WILL COUNTY – A Will County Sheriff’s Officer has died after experiencing back pains Wednesday night while on duty.
According to the Will County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Correctional Officer Mike Olino was on duty Wednesday night when he began to experience back pains. Others recognizing symptoms worsening notified the Fire Department which transported Olino to AMITA St. Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet. Olino was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. He was 47-years-old.
“He was a senior officer on day shift and was always willing to help his co-workers. He was highly respected and had a gift of making those around him find humor to get through tough days. He was a proud member of the Emergency Response Team and his commitment to the ADF and his peers was evident to all that knew him. Deputy Correctional Officer Mike Olino will be remembered by his co-workers, not only as a great guy and friend, but also as being a true family man. Not a day would go by without him speaking about his loving wife, his daughter, his son, or his extended family. He lived his life for them,” The Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Olino was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who began his career at the Will County Adult Detention Facility in December 2003. He leaves behind a wife and two teenage children. No official cause of death was given by the Will County Sheriff’s Department. Funeral arrangements for are pending.