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Illinois Trooper Dies Following On-Duty Medical Emergency

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    Illinois Trooper Dies Following On-Duty Medical Emergency
    Ted Slowik
    TINLEY PARK, Illinois -- Police officers, Tinley Park residents, family members and friends are mourning the sudden loss of a state trooper who touched many lives through his generosity and thoughtfulness for others.

    Rich Kozik, 58, of Mokena, died Tuesday following a medical emergency while on duty. He co-founded the Tinley Wish charity in 1996, worked toward establishing a memorial for state troopers killed in the line of duty and was a staunch advocate for motorcycle safety.

    "Rich was not only a great leader, but a personal friend," Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz said in a statement. "Rich was a dedicated 19-year veteran who was respected and revered by many both in...

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