Thomas Nortman – A Cook County Sheriff’s Office Officer Was Charged With Reckless Homicide and Aggravated Reckless Driving
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Nortman was on duty and headed towards work when he struck the vehicle of two sisters – Ludwika Moskal and Helena Lukasik – last September, leading to two counts of reckless homicide against him.
Early Life and Education
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Cook County sheriff’s police officer Thomas Nortman of Homewood was charged with reckless homicide for his role in a fatal collision last September in Niles. While driving his marked squad car along Dempster Street and Harlem Avenue in Niles, Nortman collided with a Honda Accord driven by Ludwika Moskal, 69, of Chicago’s Dunning neighborhood; her sister Helena Lukasik, 64. Both drivers died instantly.
Thomas Nortman of Cook County Sheriff’s Police was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving for hitting two sisters as they made their way home from work last year. Nortman was driving a marked squad car when he hit their Honda at Dempster and Harlem streets in Niles.
Witnesses reported that Nortman was driving recklessly and rapidly changing lanes to navigate around other cars on slippery roads, according to prosecutors. Additionally, witnesses noted he appeared hurried.
Nortman was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2012 in the sixth round, making three playoff appearances and reaching one Super Bowl appearance during his time there. Since moving on to Jacksonville Jaguars he could potentially make his second Super Bowl appearance this season as both punter and team record-holder.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Nortman was an active member of the Socialist Party and an international pacifist. As editor of Socialist Call and an associate of The Nation, he became an influential voice on both domestic and international issues – criticizing internal factionalism within Socialist Party as well as U.S. intervention during World War I.
He served on the Board of Directors for the United Nations and received many awards and honors for his efforts.
Grace Mary (Fiore) Nortman of Plainfield was his partner for 40 years and she survives him along with their children; Tom Nortman of Homewood, Lisa Lopez of Crown Point and Cheryl Greenspan from St Charles; Tori, Tara Bryan David Nicholas. Both of their parents predeceased him. If desired, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to St Adrian Church located at Plainfield IL 60525.
Cook County sheriff’s police officer Thomas Nortman was recently charged with reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving for an incident which caused two sisters returning home after cleaning Northwestern University campus to die in Niles 11 months earlier. Nortman’s squad car struck their Honda Accord as it traveled along its route home causing one sister to perish instantly in a fatal collision.
Witnesses informed investigators that Nortman was engaging in erratic lane changes to avoid other vehicles while traveling northbound on the Tri-State Tollway and east on Dempster after rainfall had left these roads slippery, both roads being patrolled rather than responding to an emergency when he struck and hit Harlem Avenue where Dempster met it.
Ludwika Moskal, 69, and Helena Lukasik, 64, both from Chicago’s Dunning neighborhood were killed in the accident.
After striking and killing two women at a crosswalk in September 2018, this policeman has also been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving. At the time, he wasn’t on duty or using emergency lights – yet faced up to five years in prison if found guilty. While on bond he’s prohibited from carrying firearms or driving; furthermore witnesses must stay clear from him while victims’ families need not come within range either. He currently resides in Homewood and has three children.
His net worth is estimated to be in the region of $7 Million; he owns a house on Knollridge Ln in Cincinnati, Ohio, is close with Virgil Nortman, Tyler Nortman and Judith Nortman as well as owning an adorable canine named Oliver.