Special Deputy Bill John Yanich

Special Deputy Bill John Yanich

Newton County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, December 17, 1967

Bill John Yanich

Special Deputy Bill Yanich was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol. Special Deputy Yanich was riding in the squad car driven by another deputy sheriff when it was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle whose driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Special Deputy Yanich had served with the Newton County Sheriff's Department for one year and was a US Marine Corps veteran. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Dec 17 , 1967 will always be in my heart as a day ,that I will never forget as long as I am on this earth, as one day we will meet again. With all my love.

James M. Yanich
Loving Brother
Dec. 17, 2017

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December 18, 2017

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