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Special Deputy Bill John Yanich | Newton County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Newton County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Special Deputy

Bill John Yanich

Newton County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, December 17, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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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.

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One day, one moment, the ultimate sacrifice made. Many lives were forever changed that fateful day 48 years ago. You remain in my heart forever and always will Dad.
Missing you still,
DYPK

Donna Kreiling
daughter
December 17, 2015

 

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