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