KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of law officers and members of the public have paid final respects to a central Indiana sheriff's deputy slain in the line of duty.
They stood in line for as long as two hours at Northwestern High School, where visitation was held Monday for Deputy Carl Koontz and his funeral is planned Tuesday.
Koontz also served as a resource officer at the school outside Kokomo. Lunchroom employee Dana Demoret tells WXIN-TV the 27-year-old officer was on a first-name basis with the school's students and staff. She says Koontz had a way of making people comfortable and that they could turn to him if they had any problems.
Police motorcycle officers and squad cars escorted Koontz's casket to the school in a procession from a funeral home Monday morning.