Deputy Sheriff Adam William Klutz

Deputy Sheriff Adam William Klutz

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 19, 2008

Adam William Klutz

Deputy Adam Klutz was shot and killed while responding to a 911 hangup call on Fox Winkler Road.

When Deputy Klutz arrived at the scene a man at the home opened fire on him with an AR-15, striking him in the head as he exited his patrol car. A second deputy who arrived moments later was shot in the chest once before he was able to exit his patrol car. The round that struck him was stopped by his vest.

Deputy Klutz was transported to Caldwell Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Five days after the shooting the suspect's body was found on his property suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputy Klutz had served with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office for 1.5 years. He had previously worked at the Caldwell Detention Center for approximately one year and had served three months with the Hickory Police Department. He is survived by his parents.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 154

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Deputy Sheriff Klutz,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Caldwell County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 19, 2018

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