Retired Police, Firefighters & Friends Raise Funds for Charity
in Memory of Deputy Chief of Police (Ret.) Andrew Whowell
Retired law enforcement, firefighters, business owners, and friends recently gathered to honor and remember Andy Whowell, retired Deputy Chief of Police, Arlington Heights Police Department, after 30 years of service to his community. Following his retirement in 2017, Andy continued to serve his community in many volunteer activities. Andy passed peacefully at his home on December 1, 2019.
On July 8, 2020, over 30 participants attended the first Annual Andy Whowell Memorial Golf Outing at Villa Olivia Golf Course in Bartlett, Illinois, in fellowship and to raise funds for charities he loved and supported. One near to his heart was volunteering at Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) and serving as a law enforcement handler with LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Susie from St. Peter Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he was a member, and LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Jacob (LCC Staff).
Andy was a person of great faith and is remembered for the well-being and compassion he showed to everyone he met. The first Annual Andy Whowell Memorial Golf Outing raised $1,725 for the LCC K-9 Police Ministry.
On Saturday, August 1, donations were presented by Ray Cowin, Retired Chicago Police Lieutenant, to Tim Hetzner, Lutheran Church Charities President/CEO. Also present were Andy’s wife Ingrid, his son Matthew, Stephanie Keller with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Susie (St. Peter Lutheran Church - Arlington Heights, Illinois), and Corporal Terri Albright, Community Resource Unit for the DuPage County Sheriff Department and law enforcement handler for LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Julia (King of Glory - Elgin, Illinois).
Several golf event participants and friends of Andy also attended: John Lawlor, Arlington Heights Public Works, Ken Galinski, Retired Arlington Heights Police Officer, and Tim Barrett, Retired Arlington Heights Police Officer.
Lutheran Church Charities was blessed by Andy’s servant heart and thanks his friends and family for their generous donation to the LCC K-9 Police Ministry in his honor. We continue to pray for his family, friends, law enforcement peers, and the many lives he touched.