Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
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.