The Howard County Sheriff’s Department has finalized the funeral procession to honor the life of Deputy Carl Koontz, killed in the line of duty March 20th, 2016. Deputy Koontz was fatally wounded while attempting to serve a warrant in Russiaville Indiana. Sergeant Jordan Buckley was also wounded in the incident, however he is expected to make a full recovery.
It is very comforting and humbling to see the incredible amount of support this community has shown. The public is invited and are encouraged to stand along the procession route to honor Deputy Koontz. The police procession could possibly include over 500 police vehicles, dozens of other emergency vehicles, as well as the family and friends of Deputy Koontz.
The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday March 29th at Northwestern High School. The procession is expected to start at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The route of travel for the procession will be:
-Northwestern High School, 3431 CR N. 400 W.
-South on CR 400 West to SR 22
-East on SR 22 to Dixon Road
-South on Dixon Road to Markland Avenue
-East on Markland Avenue past the Sheriff’s Department to Washington Street
-South on Washington Street to Lincoln Road
-East on Lincoln Road to Albright
-South on Albright to the cemetery at the corner of Albright and Alto
If you are required to travel through any of these areas during the time of the procession please seek alternate routes, road closures and traffic congestion is expected throughout much of the afternoon.
As you search for a safe place to watch the procession please keep in mind some roads will not close until the procession begins, please use caution if you are sitting along the road. As the procession passes your location it is customary to stand, remove your hat and cover your heart with your right hand.
On behalf of the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, thank you for the incredible outreach of support, condolences and comfort during these most difficult times.