Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 11/4/1997
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.