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Chief Marshal James R. Kautz | Long Beach Police Department, Indiana Long Beach Police Department, Indiana

Chief Marshal

James R. Kautz

Long Beach Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, December 4, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 11/4/1997

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Chief Marshal James Kautz died from injuries he suffered one month earlier after being struck by a vehicle at the scene of an accident.

Chief Marshal Kautz was assisting the Michigan City Police on U.S. 12 near State Road 212 when he was struck at approximately 5:45 pm.

Chief Marshal Kautz had served with the Long Beach Police Department for 20 years and was a Vietnam War veteran having served two tours of duty and being awarded the Bronze Star three times.

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I met you the day before the accident that eventually claimed your life. I was a rookie you made me feel welcome and proud to be a Police Officer. I am proud to call you my brother. You are still and always be in my heart.

Master Patrolman Douglas M.Samuelson
Michigan City Police Department
May 6, 2015


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