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

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

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, October 23, 2001
03:30 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
U.S. 224 near Indiana–Ohio state line
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Decatur

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   Officer Jerrold Wyss was killed in a single-vehicle 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.

   His 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 terminating the pursuit. The suspects were never apprehended.

   Officer Wyss was survived by his wife and 1-year-old son.

Memorial Tribute

• 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.

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