Sheriff
Louis F. Kreilein
Dubois County Sheriff's Department
Monday, March 29, 1954

Age: 56
Served: 5 years
Badge #:
Panel 22E, Line 56
Panel L6, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Accidental
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, March 29, 1954
11:30 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Eighth and Main streets, Jasper
Incident County:
Dubois
Incident Township:
Bainbridge
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Jasper

   Sheriff Louis Kreilein was killed in an accident that occurred during construction of a new county jail and sheriff's residence.

   As the old jail was being demolished, a rafter was thrown from the second-story roof and Sheriff Kreilein, standing on the ground below, was struck on his head.

   Sheriff Kreilein had previously served as the chief of police with the Jasper Police Department. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother and five brothers.

   His wife was appointed sheriff to serve the remainder of his term, becoming the first female sheriff of Dubois County, before being elected to a full term.



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