Officer Down: Lieutenant James Kouski

April 6, 2021

ILLINOIS-Lieutenant James Kouski, of the Hometown Police Department, died April 3, 2021.

Lt. Kouski was investigating a DUI-related vehicle accident when he was struck by another car at approximately three in the morning. The driver of the vehicle that struck him fled but the individual was located and arrested later. 

Lt. Kouski served the Hometown Police Department for 34 years.

About the Author

Hilary Rodela

Hilary Rodela is currently a Surveillance Officer, a former Private Investigator, a former Crime Scene Investigator, and Evidence Technician. She worked for the Ruidoso (NM) Police Department as well as the Lubbock (TX) Police Department. She has written for several public safety publications and has extensive law enforcement and forensic training and is pursuing forensic expertise in various disciplines. Hilary is a freelance public safety writer and curriculum developer for the National Investigative Training Academy.

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