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 had served with the Long Beach Police Department for 20 years and was a Vietnam War veteran having served two tours of duty and being awarded the Bronze Star three times.


  • 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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Your service in the military and in law enforcement shall never be forgotten! Your sacrifice will always serve as an example to others!

Michael Kellems, Captain (retired)
La Porte Co. Police Department

December 4, 2019

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