What to expect at Deputy Carl Koontz’s funeral

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Howard County, and the state of Indiana, will lay Deputy Carl Koontz to rest Tuesday.

The services will begin at 11 a.m. at Northwestern High School in Kokomo, Indiana.

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Here’s a rundown of what to expect for the services.

  • Pastor Steve Cole will give the acknowledgements.
  • The invocation will be led by Howard County Chaplain John Murdoch.
  • Memorial tributes will be given by Gov. Mike Pence, Jill Donnelly, the wife of Senator Joe Donnelly, and Howard County Sheriff Steven Rogers.
  • Sgt. Bryan Wolfe from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department will sing a musical tribute.
  • Pastor Cole will give the message.
  • Finally, singer Hunter Hayes will sing a musical tribute before Pastor Cole’s benediction.

The eight pallbearers are from the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the Kokomo Police Department.

From the Howard County Sheriff’s Department:

  • Captain Greg Hargrove
  • Corporal Justin Markley
  • Deputy Jake Gibson
  • Deputy Chris Cramer

From the Kokomo Police Department:

  • Officer Gary Quirk
  • Officer Chris White
  • Officer Nate Gibson
  • Officer Brandon Hector

MORE | Funeral arrangements for Koontz finalized

Memorial contributions can be made to the Deputy Carl Koontz Memorial Fund at any branch of a Community First Bank of Indiana.

Watch the service live in the RTV6 app.

The procession to Albright Cemetery in Kokomo is expected to start around 2:30 p.m.

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