Deputy Carl Koontz

Slain Indiana deputy's toddler son to receive memorial quilt

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The young son of a Howard County Sheriff's deputy fatally wounded in a March shootout will receive a quilt this weekend fashioned from the uniforms of hundreds of police...Read more

Hundreds join candelight vigil on second anniversary of Deputy Koontz' death

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On the second anniversary of her husband's death, the Kassie Koontz story is one of courage, coping and caring for others who have lost an officer killed in the line of...Read more

As Kassie Koontz grieves, she offers support to other families of fallen officers

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On the second anniversary of her husband's death, the Kassie Koontz story is one of courage, coping and caring for others who have lost an officer killed in the line of...Read more


Support comes from another widow for wife of fallen Boone County sheriff’s deputy

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Some of the people who paid their respects at the visitation Thursday for Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Jake Pickett know exactly what his family is experiencing. Read more

Marker installed to honor Deputy Carl Koontz

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The widow of a slain Indiana sheriff's deputy has helped unveil a historical marker that describes how he died while on duty in Howard County.Read more

Two Hoosiers honored during National Peace Officers Memorial Service

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Howard County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Koontz, along with Monroe County Jail Sergeant Bill Brand, had their named added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial this year.Read more

Deputy's memory spreads across country after balloon release

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The loss of Howard County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Koontz one year ago, shot by a suspect in a drug raid, was marked by a community this week.Read more

Balloons released in memory of fallen deputy found in West Virginia

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A tribute to a fallen Howard County deputy is spreading across the country.Read more

Family, friends release balloons in memory of Deputy Carl Koontz

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It's been exactly one year since Howard County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Koontz was killed in the line of duty.Read more


WTHR Sunrise's biggest stories of 2016

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It's been a busy year for WTHR Sunrise. We've compiled the biggest stories of the year.Read more

U.S. records highest number of officer fatalities in five years

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Indiana had one officer fatality in 2016.Read more