'Fear killed' my son

John Kotiw was a terrified teenager when he fled from police officers during a routine traffic stop and plunged into the Fox River early Friday, his father said. Full Story
nicholas kotiw

Tinley Park, IL

#106 Apr 5, 2010
uh yea ok i dunno no who has been adding to this post under my name but whoever is seriously stop. i meen i posted the orginal post and a few after tht but i was a 13 year old kid who was lookin for someone to blame it on but it was an accident. nd whoever added the last like 4 pages has a problem .this is disrespect to my family and my bros memory... rip john kotiw ...i will always love and miss him..i pray to god i c him agen wen i die..peace out
Al anon

United States

#107 Oct 13, 2010
It saved my life. And it may help you
Hatchetfox

Algonquin, IL

#108 May 1, 2011
Natural selection at its finest. :)
anthony kameesa

Chicago, IL

#110 Nov 3, 2011
nick, longtime friend of your father & mother. for privacy sake i'll refer to them as Rmn & Krn. you have my sympathy for Johnny. please have your dad contact me. thanks ajcmsc#aol.com
Karen Backstrom

Chicago, IL

#111 Sep 22, 2013
I gave birth to John Kotiw and to Nick Kotiw. John was loved by a lot of people, so don't get that wrong. He wasn't just a troubled youth. He had a Gramma, me, an aunt and his father did love him, too!!! So, don't go saying nobody wanted him! He was loved from the time he was born and still is loved.
nicholas kotiw

Racine, WI

#112 Sep 22, 2013
John was being a jerk and that is why he died.
You run from cops you deserve to die.
He wasn't a troubled youth.
He was a youth who caused trouble. Including his own.
Karen Backstrom

Englewood, CO

#114 Oct 14, 2013
It's been 7 years since I lost my son John and I'm still numb like all of us who've been here to love him since he was born. Anybody has anything to say bad about John is a lie and I would encourage them to say it to my face.
Karen Backstrom

Des Moines, IA

#115 Oct 16, 2013
All you people had a lot to say. I'mJohn's real mother. He sat in juvy for like 3 months for holding someone elses brokenwatch because he didn't know the person he was with(an Arab) was holding up Mcdonalds. When you find out how screwed up the system is and you know you're a good person you do not want to be one of their fatalities. He shouldn't of run, right. I lived with John and he didn't take drugs so fuck you. Talk about your own kids & thanks for your concern.
Karen Backstrom

United States

#117 Oct 20, 2013
All of Nicholas's family are helping him deal with his struggles with anger(but who are you & why am I telling you our family business?) He's normal with a heart. That's what's getting you confused is his heart and the special bond he had with his brother.
nick kotiw

Chicago, IL

#118 Nov 2, 2013
whoevers wrote that comment above in my name.your a coward, why don't you say that under your own name? if I ever find out who you are there will be hell to pay. Get a life and grow a spine and if you got something to say use your own name.
fish

United States

#119 Nov 2, 2013
nick I hope whoever is talking shit under your familys name gets what they have coming to them that's just pure disrespect and extremely coward like no were near the man you are they can straight f off
nick kotiw

Chicago, IL

#121 Nov 3, 2013
yeah don't comment under your own name coward....if I ever find out who you are I will end your pathetic life
fish

United States

#122 Nov 3, 2013
Just don't let this pathetic excuss of a human get to you nick his/her life is so miserible there trying to gain some kinda sick pleasure outa this. You no the truth that's all that matters and when others read those comments they will think the same thing. Wow how can someone be that low.
Karen Backstrom

United States

#123 Nov 6, 2013
The person who wrote this isn't my son, Nicholas Kotiw and whoever wrote this is sick and a coward who would never say this to mine & the real Nick's face. Your stupid
nicholas kotiw wrote:
John was being a jerk and that is why he died.
You run from cops you deserve to die.
He wasn't a troubled youth.
H

e was a youth who caused trouble. Including his own.
Katie

Fox Lake, IL

#124 Nov 7, 2013
I See what your talking about....I dont know who that could be seems like someones going way out of the way 7 yrs later to talk shit...so..I urge you whoever you are, if you really want to start some shit your welcome to come find me, quit bein' a bitch and man up ....RIP John xoxo
Karen Backstrom

United States

#125 Nov 10, 2013
I'm the adult here even though my kids are all impressively grown. Don't talk down about any of them especially when you're full of shit!
You gotta walk the walk if you wanna talk the talk and you can't dude whoever you are.
Karen Jane Bacstrom

United States

#126 Nov 14, 2013
Johnny was a beautiful human-being inside & out from the beginning of his life to the end. Go away haters-you're jealous and you make shit up because you are. I'll always love John Kotiw and his little brother, my son-so f off!!
Karen Jane Backstrom

United States

#127 Nov 17, 2013
nicholas kotiw wrote:
John was being a jerk and that is why he died.
You run from cops you deserve to die.
He wasn't a troubled youth.
He was a youth who caused trouble. Including his own.
Whoever you are you're lucky your coward ass is hiding behind the internet. Nicholas Kotiw would never say that about his brother so fu!
Karen Backstrom

United States

#128 Jan 7, 2014
We all miss John immensely. It's very hard to move forward without his upeat personality. I feel soooo bad for my other son & My baby Johnny.
Resident

Fox Lake, IL

#129 Jan 8, 2014
Can't fix stupid.

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