Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Chief Marshal James Kautz died from injuries he suffered one month earlier after being struck by a vehicle at the scene of an accident.
He was assisting Michigan City police on U.S. 12 near State Road 212 when he was struck.
The 30-year-old driver was charged with reckless homicide and later acquitted by a jury.
Chief Marshal Kautz was a Vietnam War veteran having served two tours of duty and being awarded the Bronze Star three times.