Chief Deputy
Joseph Bernell Bauer
Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department
Saturday, January 1, 1955

Age: 27
Served: 4 years
Badge #: 2
Military Service: U.S. Naval Reserve
• World War II
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, December 31, 1954
12:40 am
Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
State Road 13 near Lake Wawasee
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Turkey Creek
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse

   Chief Deputy Joseph Bauer was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a fire.

   An oncoming vehicle crossed into his lane of traffic on State Road 13 south of Syracuse near Lake Wawasee and struck his patrol car head-on.

   Chief Deputy Bauer was survived by his wife and two children.