Barickman sponsors bill to honor fallen officers

By Alex Davis |

Published 01/23 2014 04:34PM

Updated 01/23 2014 06:16PM

ILLINOIS -- A bill being proposed in the state legislature would honor a fallen officer. Senator Jason Barickman (R), of Bloomington, has filed a bill to rename a stretch of I-55 after Casey Kohlmeier.

He was a Pontiac police officer who was killed by a drunk driver this fall. His K-9, Draco, died in the crash as well. Barickman got the idea from the Pontiac police chief who wants the state to honor the officers for their service.

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