Master Trooper David Anthony Deuter

Master Trooper David Anthony Deuter

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 1998

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David Anthony Deuter

Master Trooper David Deuter was killed after being struck by a semitrailer while making a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road near Howe in Lagrange County.

Master Trooper Deuter was standing next to the driver's side door of the vehicle when he was struck. The suspect was arrested and charged with reckless homicide.

Master Trooper Deuter had served with the Indiana State Police for over 26 years and was assigned to the Toll Road district. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 26 years, 3 months
  • Badge 2395

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Whenever I see a cross on a roadside, I offer a prayer for the deceased and his or her loved ones. A few years ago, as I was driving between our homes in IN and PA, I saw the cross with the hat affixed to it. Since that time, on my frequent trips up and back, I look for this cross and wonder who that person was. On my latest trip, I saw the sign dedicated to Master Trooper David Deuter. I offer my gratitude for his service and sacrifice. As well, I offer my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues and now have a name to remember in prayer. Rest in peace Trooper Deuter. You are not forgotten.

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July 20, 2020

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