Police Officer
Jerrold Joseph 'Jerry' Wyss
Decatur Police Department
Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Age: 29
Served: 3 years
Badge #: 8
Military Service:
Panel 22E, Line 27
Panel L19, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, October 23, 2001
03:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
U.S. 224 near Indiana-Ohio state line
Incident County:
Adams
Incident Township:
Union
Weapon Used:
Automobile
Suspect Info:
Never apprehended
Burial Location:
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Decatur

   Officer Jerrold Wyss was killed in an automobile accident while en route to back up another officer investigating a report of a vehicle whose occupants were firing a gun into a residence in rural Adams County.

   Officer Wyss' patrol car flipped over several times on U.S. 224 near the Indiana-Ohio border, ejecting him from the vehicle. The other officer chased the suspect vehicle into Ohio before calling off the pursuit. The suspects were never apprehended.

   Officer Wyss was survived by his wife and 1-year-old son. In 2002, U.S. 224 from County Road 200 East to County Road 700 East in Adams County was dedicated the Jerrold J. Wyss Memorial Highway in his honor.