March 22, 2016

Slain Officer Remembered For Work With Students

Deputy Carl Koontz, right, with his wife Cassie Koontz and their son Noah Allendale. - provided photo

Deputy Carl Koontz, right, with his wife Cassie Koontz and their son Noah Allendale.

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KOKOMO -- Funeral arrangements for Deputy Carl Koontz have been finalized.

  • Visitation: Monday March 28th, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Northwestern High School, 3431 N. County Rd. 400 West, Kokomo, Ind.
  • Funeral: Tuesday March 29th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Northwestern High School.
  • Burial will follow at Albright Cemetery at the intersection of Albright St. and Alto Rd. in Kokomo, Ind.

Students at Northwestern Elementary in Howard County, where Koontz was a school resource officer said Monday that they prayed for him.

Koontz was shot and killed while serving a warrant early Sunday morning.

The suspect is 25-year-old Evan Dorsey. Investigators say Dorsey, shot Koontz and his partner Sgt. Jordan J. Buckley, then turned the gun on himself and died.

Monday afternoon Koontz’s body was taken from Indianapolis back to Howard County and hundreds lined the highway to pay respects.

Sgt. Buckley was released from IU Health Methodist Hospital Monday afternoon and was in a police vehicle riding in the procession for Deputy Koontz.

Koontz leaves behind a wife and an 8-month-old son.

Gov. Mike Pence has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in memory of Deputy Koontz.

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