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Captain James E. Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Indiana


James E. "Jim" Baugh

Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, January 2, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 32 years

Badge # 67-6

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Captain James Baugh was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a minor traffic accident at 4:30 pm.

The officer lost control of his patrol car on U.S. 231 and overturned into Big Walnut Creek, trapping him inside for over 15 minutes. He was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he died five hours later.

Captain Baugh had served with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department for 32 years and had previously served as sheriff. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Captain Baugh was survived by his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and four sisters.

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Gone, but not forgotten. I know my Dad missed you dearly and the rest of our family still does. I haven't forgotten the times you dressed as Santa Claus for my sister and I when we were kids. Thank you for your commitment and service.

Taylor Howell / ISP Dispatcher
Daughter of Mike Howell EOW 09/17/2015
April 8, 2017


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