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Free blue light bulbs honor Deputy Koontz

Posted at 3:02 PM, Mar 25, 2016

KOKOMO, Ind. -- 500 free blue light bulbs were be handed out Saturday at the Lowe's in Kokomo.

Lowe's had them shipped from other stores across the country to be donated to the public. 

The Kokomo chapter of the F.O.P. was also on hand to accept donations for the families of Dep. Carl Koontz and Sgt. Jordan Buckley.


Come get your blue light tomorrow and back the blue!

Posted by Tipton County Sheriff - Indiana on Friday, March 25, 2016

Families across Howard County had cleared store shelves of blue lights to honor Dep. Koontz.

Koontz was shot and killed last Sunday morning while serving a warrant. Sgt. Buckley, was also shot, but survived.

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The outpouring of support for Koontz has been so great, stores like Lowe's said they were struggling to keep blue lights in stock.

"[We've sold] a couple hundred, and we've pulled those from neighboring stores," said assistant store manager Jeff Stevens. "Our store in Carmel has been gracious enough to send everything they have, and we've been looking at other stores in the state of Indiana now just to bring product in."

Visitation for Dep. Koontz will be held Monday from 1-7 p.m. at Northwestern High School. Funeral arrangements are set for Tuesday at 11 a.m., also at the high school.

Burial will follow at Albright Cemetery in Kokomo.

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