Patrolman James Roy Wittchen

Patrolman James Roy Wittchen

Schererville Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 24, 1973

James Roy Wittchen

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.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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