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.
Warsaw, Indiana 46580