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Police Officer Casey J. Kohlmeier | Pontiac Police Department, Illinois Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Casey J. Kohlmeier

Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years, 9 months

Badge # K103

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 10/30/2013

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Charged with aggravated DUI

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Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his canine, Draco, were killed when their patrol car was struck by a drunk driver 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 other vehicle survived and was subsequently charged with aggravated DUI.

Officer Kohlmeier was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Pontiac Police Department for six years. He was assigned to the Livingston County Proactive Unit. He is survived by his mother, father, step-father, step-mother, and four step-siblings.

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Casey,

It is hard to believe it has been 258 days since your life ended at the hands of someone else so senselessly. In less than 48 hours I will begin my journey of the Cycle Across IL with the ILCOPS group. This year this ride has even more meaning to me than it ever has before. I will pedal each mile in your honor and to remember you. It was truly and honor and a privilege to not only call you my co-worker but also my friend. I know you will do your part and watch down upon us. May you and Draco continue to patrol the Heavenly skies until we meet again.

Officer Shawna Gilliam
Pontiac Police Dept.
July 15, 2014

 

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