Master Trooper
David Anthony Deuter
Indiana State Police
Thursday, July 16, 1998

Age: 49
Served: 26 years, 3 months
Badge #:
Panel 15E, Line 21
Panel L25, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, July 16, 1998
05:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Indiana Toll Road near Howe
Incident County:
LaGrange
Incident Township:
Greenfield
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
Released in 2002
Burial Place:
Orland Cemetery, Orland

   Master Trooper David Deuter was struck and killed by a semitrailer while making a traffic stop westbound on the Indiana Toll Road near milepost 126 near Howe.

   He was standing next to the driver's side door of the vehicle when he was struck.

   The 71-year-old suspect was charged and later pleaded guilty to reckless homicide. He was sentenced to two years in prison and released in 2002.

   Master Trooper Deuter, from Angola, was assigned to the Toll Road district. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.



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