Police Officer Casey Joseph Kohlmeier

Police Officer Casey Joseph Kohlmeier

Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Casey Joseph Kohlmeier

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. In December 2014, the driver was sentenced to 12 years.

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 siblings.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years, 9 months
  • Badge K103
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

drunk driver

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Casey,

I did not know you however as a retired police officer, I am grieved by this senseless loss.

I live in northern Minnesota now I will plant 29 Red Pine seedlings in your memory.

Rest in peace, brother

Peter Palmer BPPD (ret)
Brooklyn Park PD

February 26, 2021

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