Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Pottawatomie County
Death Date: 4/27/1986
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Stroke
On April 24, 1986, Deputy Pittenger was dispatched to a residence northeast of St. George to investigate a domestic disturbance between two males and a female. Shots had been fired. With the assistance of Wamego and St. George police officers, Pittenger separated the individuals and secured two weapons. While taking statements, Deputy Pittenger complained of feeling ill, went to his car, and collapsed. He died as a result of a stroke three days later.