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Lester Kosko


Metro-Dade Officer
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Lester Kosko (born 1955) was an officer with the Metro-Dade Police Department who specialized in electronics, including surveillance, covert listening devices and alarm systems. In 1984, he was temporarily assigned to the Organized Crime Bureau to help with the unit's surveillance needs.


Among the OCB cases Kosko was involved in was the stolen goods sting operation run by Switek and Zito in Broward, for which Kosko installed the electronic equipment. He also cleaned up the tape recorded by Detective Jake Esteban when he was shot, wired Vincent DeMarco in an attempt to get incriminating evidence against Al Lombard, bugged Tony Amato's house and rigged up sophisticated surveillance aboard the St. Vitus Dance, and captured General Lao Li's death order on his grandsons using an electronic long-range microphone and tape recorder.

Following these events, Kosko was reassigned back to Metro from OCB and electronic surveillance duties were taken over by Switek and Zito.


Main Characters:

James "Sonny" Crockett Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs Gina Calabrese Stan Switek Larry Zito "Big Booty" Trudy Joplin Martin "Marty" Castillo Lou Rodriguez

Minor Characters:
Caroline Crockett Billy Crockett Caitlin Davies Isadore "Izzy" Moreno Nugart "Noogie" Lamont Esteban Calderone Orlando Claderone Al Lombard Lester Kosko Valerie Gordon Frank Hackman Oswaldo Guzman Frank Mosca

Miami Vice Film:
James "Sonny" Crockett Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs Trudy Joplin Zito Castillo Gina Calabrese Michael Switek