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Tree planted in memory of Deputy Carl Koontz at wife's place of employment

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Posted at 1:52 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 01:58:16-05

HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. -- A small tree was planted at the entrance of Ladd Dental Group on Wednesday in remembrance of a Howard County Deputy who was killed in the line of duty last year. 

Deputy Carl Koontz, 27, was shot and killed last March while serving a warrant at a home in Russiaville.

His wife, Kassie, works for the Kokomo dental office. 

The company planted the tree in honor of Deputy Koontz along with a plaque that read, “Gone but never forgotten.”

The Koontz’s son, Noah, was only 8-months old when his father was killed. 

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