Chief Marshal James R. Kautz

Chief Marshal James R. Kautz

Long Beach Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, December 4, 1997

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James R. Kautz

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 was a United States Vietnam War veteran, awarded the Bronze Star three times, and served with the Long Beach Police Department for 22 years.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 4, 1997

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Chief Marshal Kautz,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 4, 2022

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