Officer Paul A. Kortepeter

Officer Paul A. Kortepeter

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, January 19, 1983

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Paul A. Kortepeter

Officer Paul Kortepeter was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by two fleeing armed robbery suspects.

Both men in the fleeing vehicle were convicted of robbery with a deadly weapon, reckless homicide, vehicle theft, and resisting and fleeing a police officer.

Officer Kortepeter had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Two convicted

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Remembering my Uncle Paul, my mother’s brother, tonight. Thank you to all who have shared your thoughts & prayers. It means a great deal to know that others remember him, even after so many years.

Karen Plummer

June 4, 2020

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