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Deputy Sheriff Carl Allen Koontz | Howard County Sheriff's Office, Indiana Howard County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff

Carl Allen Koontz

Howard County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 34-76

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Carl Koontz was shot and killed as he and other deputies served arrest and search warrants in connection to a narcotics case.

The deputies received no response from inside the mobile home, on the 300 block of Chandler Street in Russiaville, when they knocked on the door and announced themselves at approximately 12:30 am. As they entered the home the subject opened fire on them, striking Deputy Koontz and a sheriff's sergeant.

A Russiaville police officer and other deputies were able to pull both wounded deputies from the home. They were both transported to a local hospital before being flown to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Deputy Koontz succumbed to his wounds while in surgery.

The subject was found suffering from a fatal gunshot wound several hours later after a SWAT team made entry into the home.

Deputy Koontz had served with the Howard County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, sister and grandparents.

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My friend, as I sit here at ILEA thinking of you being here just a few short years earlier. I wish after my graduation this Friday I could be coming back to working with you again like we did in the jail. I still think about you quite often. I have even found your class plaque here at the academy. Miss ya brother. Never forgotten. RIP 34-76.

Deputy Scott Stewart
Howard County Sheriff's Department
June 14, 2017


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