Deputy Sheriff Paul H. Prater

Deputy Sheriff Paul H. Prater

Jay County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, January 4, 1983

Paul H. Prater

Deputy Paul Prater was killed when he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop. He had stopped a van for speeding and as he stood by the driver's side of the van, a northbound vehicle struck him, killing him instantly.

Deputy Prater had served with the Jay County Sheriff's Department for 3½ years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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