Funeral arrangements released for IMPD Deputy Chief Jim Waters

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 14:41:47-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Funeral arrangements have been released for an IMPD deputy chief who died from injuries he sustained from a crash involving a semi last weekend. 

Visitation will be held for Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief James Waters on Tuesday, August 1 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crown Hill Funeral Home. 

The funeral for Deputy Chief Jim Waters will be on Wednesday, August 2 at 11 a.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

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Deputy Chief Waters had slowed on Interstate 70 around 1 p.m. Sunday when a semi struck the back of his unmarked cruiser.

According to Indiana State Police Investigators, Deputy Chief Waters may have stopped or slowed down for wood debris in the road.

The driver of the semi said Waters' vehicle suddenly slowed down, almost to a complete stop, according to a crash report. The driver said he didn't have enough time or room to stop before he rear ended Water's vehicle, causing it to travel off the roadway.

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Waters was taken to IU Methodist Hospital with life-threatening injuries and remained in critical condition until he was passed around 2:20 p.m. Thursday. 

The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.

Chief Waters was off-duty at the time of the accident and in his city-assigned police car.

The crash remains under investigation by Indiana State Police. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, however, per Indiana State Law, both drivers are being tested for alcohol. 

Chief Waters leaves behind a wife and two children.