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Officer Paul A. Kortepeter | Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

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Paul A. Kortepeter

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 19, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Two convicted

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Officer Paul Kortepeter was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by two fleeing armed robbery suspects.

Both men in the fleeing vehicle were convicted of robbery with a deadly weapon, reckless homicide, vehicle theft, and resisting and fleeing a police officer.

Officer Kortepeter had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

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S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
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