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K9 Draco | Pontiac Police Department, Illinois Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

K9 Draco

Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Age: 9

Gender: M

Tour: Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 10/30/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Convicted of aggravated DUI

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Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his canine, Draco, were killed when their patrol car was struck by another vehicle on I-55, near mile 201, at approximately 9:30 pm.

Their patrol car was in a median turnaround when another vehicle left the northbound lanes and struck them during a period of heavy rain. Officer Kohlmeier and K9 Draco both suffered fatal injuries in the collision.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision was convicted of aggravated DUI involving death.

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Police Officer Casey Joseph Kohlmeier
Pontiac Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Cause: Vehicular assault

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For sure animals have a place in Heaven with a special section reserved for Hero dogs. God would never separate these two. Pontiac IL Officer Casey Kohlmeier and K-9 Draco. Both killed (LODD) by a drunk driver End of Watch 10.30.13 Two American Heroes and Officer Casey was one even before he went to the PD from his military service. We thank them both for their service and pray for their souls. May they rest together in peace with all of Heaven's rewards. And may Justice, like Gravity, always be a universal truth, prevail and win by holding those accountable within the law for taking these two Michigan and American Heroes from us. The killing of these two partners was a razor to the throat of all American society. The 'way way too soon" was the rust on the razor. They can never never be forgotten.

Barbara Snow Executive Director
Chapter 2
PO BOX 10 Bronson FL 32621
December 21, 2013


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