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Huntley

Car bought to benefit Gliniewicz family to be auctioned off for new purpose

Huntley police sergeant's family to benefit instead of disgraced Fox Lake police lieutenant's family

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A Camaro that the Volo Auto Museum was originally supposed to be auctioned to benefit the family of disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz will now be auctioned to benefit the family of Huntley police Sgt. L.J. Marak, who died from cancer.
Provided photo A Camaro that the Volo Auto Museum was originally supposed to be auctioned to benefit the family of disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz will now be auctioned to benefit the family of Huntley police Sgt. L.J. Marak, who died from cancer.

VOLO – About a year ago, Tim Potoczny bought a 2002 California Highway Patrol Camaro to benefit the family of Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.

The car, originally decorated to honor Gliniewicz after he was killed in September 2015, has since been restored to its black and white appearance after it was discovered that Gliniewicz’s death was a staged suicide.

Now, the car will be up for auction once again to benefit the family of Huntley police Sgt. L.J. Marak, who lost his battle with cancer in August.

Volo Auto Museum is putting the car up for auction from 10 a.m. Friday through Sept. 16, according to a news release from the business.

“It was such horrible, confusing news,” Volo Auto Museum Director Brian Grams said in the release, recalling learning of the suicide. “Assuming we find a generous bidder, this will be a far more positive chapter.”

Potoczny and his business partner at Sparrow Express Transport paid $20,100 for the car last year, and hope to receive similar results from this auction, according to the release.

Potoczny was a former high school classmate of Marak, who died at age 40. All proceeds will go toward the Marak family, including L.J. Marak’s widow, Kim Marak, and their three sons, Sammy, Ben and Leo.

Visit volocars.com for information.

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