Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz laid to rest

KOKOMO, Ind. (WRTV/ABC News) -- Howard County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Koontz was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon at Albright Cemetery.

The funeral service was held at Northwestern High School in Kokomo.

The 27-year old sheriff's deputy was fatally wounded early Sunday, March 20 while he and Sergeant Jordan Buckley were attempting to serve arrest and search warrants in connection with a drug case.

The sheriff's department said the suspect didn't respond when the deputies knocked on the door, but started shooting and both officers were shot.

Buckley was treated at the hospital for his injuries and was released from the hospital the following day.

Koontz died just a few hours after being shot.

On Tuesday, officers stood vigil over the flag-draped casket as mourners - including Governor Mike Pence - filed past.

The eight pallbearers were from both the Howard County Sheriff's Department and the Kokomo Police Department.

Koontz leaves behind a wife and baby.

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