Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John Kossow

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, September 30, 1899

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Reflections for Police Officer John Kossow

Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Kossow.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Kossow. Your valor and honor will forever be fondly honored.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 29, 2017

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

December 8, 2013

Thank you for recognizing our great-grandfather for his service and dedication. He was known as "The Gentle Giant". We wish we could have met him, but his legacy has lived on in those who followed in his footsteps in public service (Grandson Howard, was a Milwaukee police officer) (Great-granddaughter Carol was a Pinellas County, Fl. Deputy Sheriff). Thank you and thank you to all who have served, are serving, and will serve and especially to those who have given all and laid down their lives to save others.

Pamela Kassow Force, Carol Kassow Frist
Great grand daughters

April 29, 2012

A Hero may fall but will never be forgotten. RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 110th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 30, 2009

Officer Kossow,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Milwaukee. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 30, 2009

Your legacy lives on.


January 4, 2009

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 19, 2007

Over 100 years after your death and domestics are still one of the most dangerous calls we answer. Rest in peace brother
You're gone but not forgotten.

Walworth CO SO

December 19, 2003

John Kossow was my great great uncle and the second police officer in the city of milwaukee to be killed in the line of duty.I too am in law enforcement in milwaukee county with almost 20 years service. I'M GRATEFUL FOR THIS SITE not only for recognizing a past family member who made the ultimate sacrifice for his community but also the many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities and our nation.


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