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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This Tribute is for a young man who 55 years ago lost his life in the line of duty. This tragedy had a profound change on his family, friends, his co workers and his community. An age of innocence seemed to have been lost at that time. Jim was a wonderful husband, father, son and friend. He had a outgoing nature and all who met him liked him. As his wife I was truly blessed to have been married to this man. I have many wonderful memories and two great sons. I regret that they lost out on many things that only a father could have given them. He is in the hands of God and we morn his loss as thou yesterday. With this said may we bless all of our men in blue that they not be forgotten , bless their families and God keep all in our hearts. Most sincerely, Barbara Jantz

Barbara jantz
Wife of officer

August 5, 2016

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