Police officer James Kouski Jr., 58, dies after being hit by vehicle while investigating other accident on Pulaski Road in Hometown, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 2:05pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Southwest Suburban Hometown Mourns After Police Officer Is Struck And Killed While Investigating Traffic Crash

Bunting hung and flowers lay outside the police department to remember a Hometown hero Saturday. Emotions were still fresh after a 34-year veteran officer was killed in the line of duty.

Man Charged In Crash That Killed Hometown Police Officer James Kouski Jr.

Hometown police said Kouski Jr. was blocking the road around 3 a.m. as crews cleaned up debris from an earlier crash. Kouski Jr. was investigating a the previous crash when he was fatally struck by a car at 91st Street and Pulaski Road.

People Involved: 
James Kouski Jr.
Otis Pruitt
Roadway: 
Pulaski Road

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