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Sergeant Walter Kevin Artz | Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Indiana Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Indiana


Walter Kevin Artz

Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 1, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 84-12

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Walter Artz was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance.

As officers attempted to calm the man down at the back door of the home the man suddenly began firing, fatally wounding Sergeant Artz. Officers returned fire and wounded the man, who then committed suicide.

Sergeant Artz had served with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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