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Rich Kozik, co-founder of Tinley Wish, lieutenant with the Illinois State Police and Mokena resident, died while on duty Feb. 6. Photo from Illinois State Police
Cody Mroczka, Contributing Editor
2:49 pm CST February 11, 2018

Rich Kozik, 58, of Mokena, a co-founder of Tinley Wish and lieutenant with the Illinois State Police, died feb. 6.

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.