Lieutenant James J. Kouski, Jr.

Lieutenant James J. Kouski, Jr.

Hometown Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 3, 2021

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James J. Kouski, Jr.

Lieutenant James Kouski was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a prior DUI-related crash at about 3:00 am.

He was standing on the side of South Pulaski Road, near the intersection of 91st Street, when he was struck. The driver of the car that struck him fled the scene but was arrested later in the day.

Lieutenant Kouski had served with the Hometown Police Department for 34 years.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Arrested

hit and run, accident scene

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Rest in Peace Jim, I truly enjoyed the shifts on the 1st watch we worked together and your dedication to the City of Hometown is truly the very best. Rest in Peace Lt. Kouski your service to the Law Enforcement Community will never be forgotten.

Cook County Forest Preserve District Police (retired)

June 17, 2021

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