Rockford Scanner™: Local Officer Passes Away In An Auto Accident

It is with deep regret and profound sadness I wish to inform you of the passing of Lt. Randy Hilliard. Randy passed away this morning from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident (off duty) on IL Rt 72 just outside of Byron.

Randy began his career with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office on February 6, 1991 as a Correctional Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant and later Lieutenant holding many different positions within the Office. Randy will be deeply missed by his family at the Sheriff’s Office but more importantly his family at home.

I would ask during this very difficult time you keep Randy’s wife, children, parents and siblings in your thoughts and prayers.

The occupants of the second vehicle were extended members of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.

Again please keep the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office family, Hilliard family and Sgro family in your thoughts and prayers

Sheriff Brian VanVickle