Reflections on a valued friendship:

There is a point where feelings go beyond words. [Former River Forest police chief Nick Coscino dies, Web extra, June 26]

I take comfort in the comradeship that Nick Coscino and I shared over the 20 years we worked together in law enforcement. It was an honor to be Nick’s friend and partner. His wise counsel was something I could count on for important decision-making over the many years we worked together on the River Forest Police Department.

I have lost a true friend, and my life is more enriched by having known and been a friend of Nick Coscino.

James Barstatis
Darien, Ill.
Submitted to WednesdayJournalOnline.com

James Barstatis is a retired lieutenant from the River Forest Police Department.

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