Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department

221 West Main Street

Warsaw, Indiana  46580

Central Dispatch

574-267-5667

Fax: 574-269-6195

TIP Line: 574-372-2494

Jail:  1-866-322-5857


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Chief Deputy Joseph Bauer was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a fire call, south of the town of Syracuse, Indiana.


An oncoming vehicle crossed into his lane of traffic shortly before midnight and struck his patrol car head-on, killing Bauer and several others in the horrific crash.


Chief Deputy Bauer had served with the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

End of Watch:  12/31/1954

Joseph Bernell Bauer