March 21, 2016

Carl Koontz - Deputy Sheriff Fatality - Indiana

Carl Koontz
Deputy Sheriff Carl Koontz, age 27, died in the line of duty on March 20, 2016, at a hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Deputy Sheriff Koontz was a member of the Howard County Sheriff's Office. He had 2 years of service.

Carl and several other deputies were looking for a male subject under warrant in connection with a narcotics drug case. Just after midnight, they approached a house trailer in Russiaville and attempted to enter. A male subject opened fire, shooting Carl and Sgt. Jordan Buckley. 

Carl and Jordan were rushed to a hospital in Indianapolis where, tragically, Carl died of his injuries.

Several hours later, a SWAT team found the male shooter, Evan Dorsey, age 25, dead inside of the trailer. Sgt. Buckley, who was wounded, has been released from the hospital. Evan Dorsey had a long history of petty crimes and convictions, most of them drug-related.

A funding site has been set up to help Carl's family with expenses. 

Friends describe Carl as a caring young man with a big heart. He was a proud father. He was helpful to others and was generous in spirit. 

The Howard County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. He
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Carl and for those who have lost him.
was a professional who loved his work. He was courageous. He will be forever remembered.

Carl's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He was loved. He will be forever mourned.

Carl is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and his 8 month old son.

Thank you for your service to the community, Carl. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen.

Pray that Carl is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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