Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant James J. Kouski, Jr.

Hometown Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 3, 2021

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Reflections for Lieutenant James J. Kouski, Jr.

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

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

May 18, 2021

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Kouski. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

May 13, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of the grievous loss of Lt. Kouski when he was killed in the line of duty. To the Kouski family, fellow officers, and all who call James beloved, 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. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of dedicated service Lt. Kouski gave to his community and the residents of Illinois and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 3, 2021

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 1, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 20, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

April 17, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

April 17, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Lieutenant Kouski. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hometown Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

April 16, 2021

Thank you for your service and paying the ultimate price. My deepest sympathies to your wife and son - I know they were your world. How proudly you always spoke of them. You were one of the good ones Jim and you will be missed. Good too soon.

Kim M.

April 14, 2021

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

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 12, 2021

Lieutenant Kouski,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 11, 2021

It's been a week! I was blessed to work with you for 8 years as your dispatcher. I've known you for over 19 years. I am so grateful that I was able to run into you a week before you passed. We picked back up where we left off. You were not only a boss but a friend. You were so close to retiring. I can't stop thinking about you. I truly never saw this happening to you. You were always safe and backed your guys up no matter what. I hope you are looking down on all of us. You were a protector on earth and now a protector in heaven. You are truly missed. Thank you for always taking care of 911. We love you and miss you.

Dispatcher Patty Donovan
Ltacc/ former Hometown dispatcher

April 11, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

April 9, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

April 9, 2021

Rest easy Brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

April 8, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother! Thank you for your service. We will take it from here

Lieutenant-Active Ryan White

April 8, 2021



April 8, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Lieutenant Kouski. His service and sacrifice to the people of Illinois will not be forgotten. I will be praying for you.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

April 7, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Your service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9.

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

April 7, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Lt Kouski during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Donnie Meaders
Okemah (OK) Police Department

April 6, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

April 6, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

April 6, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

April 6, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

April 6, 2021

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