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Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz announced Kozik had passed while on duty in District 15 (Downers Grove) at approximately 11:01 a.m. after suffering a medical emergency. He later died at the hospital, according to a press release.
Rick Bruno displays a picture of his friend, Rich Kozik, who unexpectedly died on Feb. 6. PHOTO BY CODY MROCZKA / 22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Cody Mroczka, Editor
11:32 am CST February 11, 2018
Rich Kozik, 58, of Mokena, a co-founder of Tinley Wish and lieutenant with the Illinois State Police, died on Feb. 6.