Officer
Norman J. Bretz
Indiana State Excise Police
Tuesday, February 23, 1960

Age: 37
Served: 1 year
Badge #:
Panel 53E, Line 29 (2016)
Included (2016)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, February 23, 1960
11:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 161 near Boonville
Incident County:
Warrick
Incident Township:
Boon
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport

   Officer Norman Bretz was killed in a single-vehicle accident while performing alcohol beverage permit inspections about seven miles southeast of Boonville.

   His vehicle left State Road 161 on a sharp curve, struck a utility pole and was ejected from his vehicle.

   Officer Bretz was survived by his wife and two children.

Military Service


United States Army
World War II



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