Patrolman James C. Jantz

Patrolman James C. Jantz

Sauk County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, August 21, 1961

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James C. Jantz

Patrolman Jantz was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped three armed men in the Lake Delton area. The three men were wanted in Chicago for several murders and for shooting at police officers.

The suspects were all found guilty of Patrolman Jantz's murder. They were sent to prison and eventually paroled.

Patrolman Jantz had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled

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Well as time and changes in our country go on. May we remember you and all fallen officers with heartfelt thanks and sorrow ,for we miss you.
As age has creeped up on me I realize that my time is getting shorter for this earth and we will meet and be together again.
Your boys now grown men are a wonderful Tribute to you. May God continue to bless them.
I also wish to thank all of the people who have put reflections on this page. The family does so appreciate your thoughts and remembrances .
Most sincerely , Barbara Jim’s wife

Barbara Jantz

May 27, 2021

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