Bourbonnais PD Honor Fallen Officer

Memorial Tree Dedication Honoring Patrolman Honeycutt

Bourbonnais, IL — For upcoming Law Enforcement Memorial Month in May, Bourbonnais Police planted a tree for dedication to former Patrolman Justin Honeycutt. Patrolman Honeycutt passed away on November 4, 2011, as a result of a car accident on his way to work at the Bourbonnais Police Department. He was 27 years old. The memorial tree dedication in Patrolman Honeycutt’s honor will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Bourbonnais Police Department at 700 Main Street NW. The public is invited to attend.

“Patrolman Honeycutt was a young, eager and dedicated officer,” stated Chief James Phelps. “Although he was only with us for a brief time, he made a lasting impact on the Bourbonnais Police Department. This tree will be a symbol of Patrolman Honeycutt continuing to grow with our force.”

The Sunburst Locust tree was donated by an anonymous donor and planted in front of the police department by Chief Phelps, Deputy Chief Dave Anderson, Detective Jason Sztuba, Detective Neil King, Andrew Phelps (son of Chief Phelps) and Matthew Anderson (son of Deputy Chief Anderson). The personalized memorial plaque was funded by Trustee Bruce Greenlee, Trustee Angie Serafini and Rory Serafini.