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Police Officer Casey Joseph Kohlmeier

Pontiac Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Casey Joseph Kohlmeier

Hey brother, just drove past your memorial sign on the highway.

I pray that you and your doggo are in a better place and that all our brothers in arms will meet in Valhalla one day.

Thanks for your service and more importantly for you are your families sacrifice.

Best,
-Cpl Kyle Moser

Cpl Kyle Moser
Brother in arms

August 20, 2021

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

Thinking of you and your family. Grateful for your service to country and community.

G. Birkholz Mother of
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

October 30, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Kohlmeier along with your partner , K-9 Draco.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 21, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

We still talk about you, the things you said and the things you did. I’ll never forget you taking me flying. I miss your jokes, your smart assed and snarky comments, our conversations in the patrol room, and your ridiculously thick hair.

Netter
LCSP

October 29, 2017

Officer Kohlmeier's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-6-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

October 6, 2017

i love you droco rest in peace

stephanie
i know him

September 16, 2017

Wow Casey. Three years already. I think of you often. I'm so sorry that your young life was ended so senselessly. It remind me how lucky I was during my 18 year tour of duty that aside from a few scrapes and bruises, I survived.
I planted a Minnesota Red Pine at my cabin in northern Minnesota in your memory. It is thriving.
God bless you and your family

Peter Palmer
WCSO / BPPD (retired)

November 8, 2016

I remember our days in uniform together. I was privileged to share a lot of knowledge and gain a lot of knowledge from you as well. We had some great times with tons of laughs. I think of you often brother.

TSgt Walser
friend

October 30, 2016

Tomorrow will be 3 years. 3 years since the loss of you forever changed the lives of so many people. I never met you, but I wish I had. I heard about you in passing from Nick and once we even joked on Facebook with him about "What Does the Fox Say?" Its funny, my son still randomly sings that song and I wonder if you have something to do with it.

3 years ago, I attended your funeral. I watched my best friend bury his friend, partner and brother. I watched fellow officers break down and cry. I watched your family fall apart but your community come together to support them.

3 years ago, I heard your last call, and I knew it was the hardest part of the day for all of us. I didn't know how we'd move forward. But your passing inspired a movement, Project Blue Light IL, and we still shine bright today to honor you.

3 years ago you changed my life and you still do today. Every time I come home and see my blue light, I am reminded of you. When I see all the friends and opportunities that have come into my life because of PBL:IL, I am reminded of you. Every time I see your family, talk to Nick, pass your memorial, attend an officer funeral, put up a blue light picture, I am reminded of you.

It is a damn shame we had to lose you. Nothing will ever completely fill the void of you being gone. But I know your sacrifice continues to change the lives of people you've never even met. I know you & Draco are up there watching out for our blue line family. If we can't have you here, at least we can have you up there keeping us safe. 3 years Officer Casey Kohlmeier. 3 years... You are not forgotten #103 and you never will be.

Mary Robertson
Project Blue Light Illinois

October 29, 2016

It's hard to believe that it is coming on three years. You're not forgotten, Casey.

Pete Palmer, deputy
Retired

April 6, 2016

Every time I pass your memorial on I-55I say a prayer for you and your family. You and Draco are remembered everyday.

Federal Agent Chicago Anonymous Anonymou
Anonymous

October 30, 2015

A friend of mine met your mother today in D.C. Last year was a bit too much, too soon for her to take in so she's there again this year. My Trooper brother is there now because two other Troopers, both friends - one was like my teacher and one was one of my students, were shot and killed last May 1st. I hear your mother spoke very fondly of you, she misses you, so do all of us. Although I have never met you, you are my brother and I am saddened by your death. THANK YOU for your service to our country and your service to the people of Pontiac & the state of Illinois.
Rest well brother Casey, we've got the wath from here.

Ofc. Alan Mitchell
Alaska DJJ

May 13, 2015

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

I visited the Law Enforcement Police Memorial this past week while in DC. It was extra special during Police Memorial week with the wreaths, patches and family pictures. I couldn't help but stand by your name and feel a wave of emotion. You and Draco will never be forgotten and I hope you are still side by side.

CSO Tracy Dykema
Elgin Police Dept

May 21, 2014

During the 2014 Candlelight Vigil Ceremony, I had the honor and privilege to volunteer as a Survivor Escort. I escorted your girlfriend from the bus to her seat in the Memorial with your family and co-workers. I was able to learn about the vehicular assault that took your life and K9 Draco's life. As we walked to the seats, your girlfriend shed tears and stated that they were the first tears all week. She also explained how you two met. It's a funny thing about cops and teachers. Know that you and Draco will never be forgotten! It was my honor to share in your memory!

Officer Ted Cam
Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police

May 15, 2014

I passed your roadside memorial this week. I did not know you, but your life and your work has not, and will not be forgotten.

Investigator Jeff Hartsoe
IL Deputy Sheriff

May 1, 2014

You are so missed Casey and it breaks my heart knowing that you are no longer with us.

Deputy Jessica Shavers
Ouachita Parish Sheriffs Office

February 20, 2014

I am saddened by this tragic loss. I am praying for the family. May he rest in peace.

Chaplain (Captain) Chris Linzey
159th MP BN (CID)

January 25, 2014

God Bless you. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

December 21, 2013

Officer Kohlmeier,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2013

My thoughts go out to your family, friends, and co-workers. I thank you for your service in both the USAF and as a police officer. May you and Draco rest in peace. God bless!

Tpr Andy Rath
Illinois State Police

December 10, 2013

Rest In Peace.....

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

December 6, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Casey was killed.

To Casey's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Kohlmeier gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 30, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 28, 2013

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