Recent retiree Capt. Florian J. Karkoska of the was laid to rest on Thursday as family and friends gathered in Palos Hills to say their final "good-byes."
His funeral mass was held at Incarnation Catholic Parish, 5757 W. 127th Street in Palos Hills.
Completing a long career in law enforcement, the 61-year-old retired in Sept. of last year.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Ellen (nee Konie), in-laws William and Audrey Konie, several brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and special friend Gregory LeCompte, recently retired captain of the Evergreen Park Police Department.