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Patrolman James Roy Wittchen | Schererville Police Department, Indiana Schererville Police Department, Indiana


James Roy Wittchen

Schererville Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Saturday, February 24, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman James Wittchen was checking on a report of a burglary in progress and was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer who mistook him for an armed burglar in the night shadows.

Patrolman Wittchen had served with the Schererville Police Department for 3½ years.

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Still think about one of the most devoted Police Officers I had ever had the pleasure to work with. Jim, I miss you, even though it over 40 years ago. You were my partner and friend.

Former Patrolman Ron Segally
Schererville PD 1972-74
April 20, 2015


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