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In Memoriam:: Cadet Kelly Dulcet

July 15, 2007 by Cpl Edward Koczan

It is with deep regret that the South Bend Police Department mourns the loss of Cadet Kelly Dulcet who passed away unexpectedly in her home early Thursday July 12th 2007. Cadet Dulcet was a devoted hard worker and was looking forward to her upcoming graduation from IUSB upon which she was planning to become an officer for the SBPD. Kelly had many duties around the department as a cadet, including assiting with report writing, filing, working woth detective investigations, and assisting with training of officers, including firearms and 'shooting' officers in realistic simunitions training scenarios playing a "bad guy".

It is safe to say that Kelly was truly liked and appreciated by everyone that she came into contact with at the department and loved assisting officers, no matter what was needed of her. Chief of Police Thomas Fautz said "we lost a great person with Kelly" and that he was confident she would have joined the ranks of the police department as an officer by year's end.

Kelly was a hard trainer, fitness enthusiast, and loved seeing police work on the streets first hand, doing ridealongs in her off duty time with many officers. We will remember Kelly for the many hours of service she provided to the department and to the community in her role as a cadet, and for the smiling face that she always displayed in the hallyways of our department.

Godspeed, Kelly.



From the South Bend Tribune:

Kelly Ann Dulcet Dec. 27, 1985 - July 12, 2007
SOUTH BEND - Kelly Ann Dulcet, 21, passed away at 11:55 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, in Memorial Hospital. On December 27, 1985, Kelly was born in South Bend to Dennis and Ruth (Strzelecki) Dulcet. She was a graduate of Holy Family Grade School and a 2004 graduate of Washington High School in South Bend.

She was a 4-year member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the Drama Club. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Andrew of South Bend; maternal grandmother, Virginia Strzelecki of South Bend; aunts and uncles, Carol and Mike Szedenik of South Bend, Ron and Laura Strzelecki of New Carlisle and Linda and Dave Krzyzaniak of South Bend; and cousins, Bob and Amy Bradburn, Ron and Denise Strzelecki, and Stephanie and Kimberly Krzyzaniak.

Kelly was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Alphonse and Sophie (Zielewski) Dulcet. Kelly was a cadet with the South Bend Police Department. She was an avid volleyball player from grade school into her adult life, at club level, with the Dunes Valley Ball Club. She was a member of Holy Family parish and was a senior at IUSB in the criminal justice program. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 16, in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Road, South Bend, where a Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, in Holy Family Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Guardian Angels Mausoleum, St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Kelly Dulcet Scholarship Fund at Policeman's Credit Union for Criminal Justice Studies.

For those who cannot attend the funeral services, condolences for the family may be sent to www.sjfh.net. Published in the South Bend Tribune from 7/14/2007 - 7/15/2007.

  
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