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Howard County Bridge To Be Dedicated In Memory Of Fallen Deputy
Updated June 16, 2016 12:16 PM
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(HOWARD CO.) - A special tribute is in the making to honor the life of Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz. He was shot and killed in the line of duty more than two months ago.

His widow, Kassie Koontz has been working with commissioners in town on the memorial bridge. She said she wants to keep her husband's name and legacy alive in the community.

Just down the street from the Howard County Sheriff's Office is where you'll find a bridge at Markland and Park Avenue.

Hundreds of cars pass through every day, including law enforcement, and starting next month a sign will go up in memory of Deputy Carl Koontz.

Deputy Carl Koontz was shot and killed while serving a warrant in Russiaville in March. He was 27-years-old.

She knows her son Noah is too young to understand what happened. She's hoping this bridge will be a special place for him when he's older.

"When he starts driving he can drive down this bridge and be like 'yeah I drove down daddy's bridge'," she said.

Koontz said she's doing everything she can to keep her husband's memory alive.

"My whole purpose to all this is to make sure people remember Carl Koontz that was the deputy that sacrifice his life for everybody," she said.

Koontz said she just wants her son to look back and to never forget.

Koontz also worked with a local business to create a small memento. The silver coin was given to close family and friends.

A ceremony for the memorial bridge is being planned for mid -July.



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