Lieutenant James Kouski

Lieutenant James Kouski

Hometown Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 3, 2021

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James Kouski

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

accident scene, hit and run


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What a tragedy to lose such a great Sergeant. We all hope that he will rest easily and know that he will never be forgotten.

Patrol Kathleen Golden
Brookfield, IL Police Dept.

April 12, 2021

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