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Police Officer Steven Michael Zourkas | Niles Police Department, Illinois Niles Police Department, Illinois

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Steven Michael Zourkas

Niles Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, April 8, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 165

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Steven Zourkas was killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Golf Road and Western Avenue while en route to a call at approximately 04:00 am.

Officer Zourkas was responding to a disturbance call at a restaurant when he lost control of his squad car. The vehicle flipped onto its side and crashed into several parked cars and a sign in a condominium complex. Witnesses reported that he swerved to avoid a pedestrian in the roadway. Officer Zourkas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officer Zourkas had served with the Niles Police Department for four years and had recently joined the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force as an evidence technician. He was survived by his wife and two sons, one a 4-month-old newborn.

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Officer Zourkas' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-09-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police
September 9, 2017


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