John Steven Kohne
Date of Death: June 15, 2010
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Lieutenant John Stephen “Steve” Kohne, 57, of West Lafayette, died at 10:05 AM Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at his residence after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve was born December 10, 1952 in Indianapolis, IN, to Elizabeth Neuer of Camden and the late Dr. Robert Kohne. He graduated from the National Forensic Academy…

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Gale D. Edwards left a message on June 19, 2010:

It is with deep sorrow to hear of Steve?s passing. Please accept our condolences. Steve was a great friend and officer. I met Steve after arriving to White and Carroll counties with the Indiana State Police in 1980. He will be sadly missed. The memories of working with Steve will last forever.

Gale and Kathy Edwards
Scott Brown left a message on June 19, 2010:
My condolences to Carrrie and the Kohne family. Steve was a long time friend and mentor to me and he will be greatly missed. I cannot express in words what he meant to me. I always looked up to him both when I was kid growing up and professionally as investigators/police officers.

Scott Brown, Special Agent
United States Secrect Service
Dana & Brian Hershey left a message on June 18, 2010:
Chase, Micah, & Ali:

We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts.

Dana & Brian Hershey
Robert E Vogel left a message on June 18, 2010:
To Steve&s Family: I am so sorry to hear the sad news about his passing. As a retired WL Police Officer; I would see Steve at different times and always enjoyed visiting with him. When He would come into the Halleck Federal Building; He would always come down to our command center and visit with all of us. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Hyman left a message on June 18, 2010:
Chase, Micah and Ali,

I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing - he was such a great guy - not that that made him not give me speeding tickets....Melissa (Hurley) Rohlfs is my daughter and we have some of the cutest pictures of you all dancing together at Beckys.. Please know that your dad is leaving his mark on many more people that you or he ever realized - and I bet your dad and mine (Frank Fitch) are having a hay day in heaven right now as we speak.

Take care guys and know the fans of Kohne club lives on - God bless!
Kathy and Stan Hyman
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Gordon L. Becher left a message on June 18, 2010:
Dear Carrie and Family,

While unfortunately I cannot be there in person, I certainly want to extend my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Steve. I had the honor of being part of the Medico-Legal Death Investigation certification team with Steve for the Indiana State Coroners Training Board for many years. His was always very dedicated to raising the standard level of education to make people better and more informed about the duties of their job.
I know I also will never forget the round of golf Tony Ciriello and I played with the two of you at one of our conferneces - while no trophy was won - what a great time we had. I sure hope those are the kind of memories you can hold on to.
His quick wit, sheepish grin, and great desire to pass on his vast knowledge to others will be sadly missed by me and so manyothers. Please know that you are in my families thoughts and prayers.

Gordon Becher
Charles and Joann Jenkins left a message on June 17, 2010:
"" Remembering with you, a life that touched so many others.""

Steve was a wonderful person and a great Officer of the Law. We owe a debt of graditude to him for all the help he gave us during some hard times we had here in Delphi. And... When he went to Tippecanoe County he ""got the bad guys"" who had caused us so much pain and loss.
He WILL be missed....

Charles and Joann Jenkins
Lee W. Hoard(Former Carroll County Sheriff) left a message on June 17, 2010:
I had the opportunity to work with Steve during his employment with the Carroll County Sheriff&s Department. We were both deputy sheriff&s at the time. We worked together and also had a social relationship.

Steve was a very dedicated employee and was a very good criminal investigator.

Carroll County suffered a loss when he left to accept employment with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff&s Department

We stayed in contact all through his career and he made a special trip to Carroll County when I first became Sheriff to congratulate me.

He was a fine officer, Detective, Supervisor, and good friend.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve&s family. God Bless them all.


Lee W. Hoard
Sheriff, Carroll County (retired)
Former Mayor of Delphi

Sherry Salla left a message on June 17, 2010:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless!
Bradley Summers left a message on June 17, 2010:
On behalf of my family and the entire Warren County Coroner&s Office, I would like to offer my condolences to Mrs. Kohne and family. Mr. Kohne was a exceptionally nice guy who was always nice and professional. He will be missed.
Rex Sparks left a message on June 17, 2010:
Very sorry to hear of Steve&s death. I attended the bloodstain course in Corning, NY and also would meet with Steve at the IABPA conferences. Steve and I drove up Lemon Mountain in Tuscon, AZ. after a conference a couple years ago. My name is Rex Sparks and I work at the Des Moines, Iowa Police Dept. Identification Section. Once again I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Steve.
Karen Semyen left a message on June 17, 2010:
We will all miss Steve&s smiling face and his quick wit!:-) He always made others laugh and never let others see his pain or suffering.
I am honored to have had the opportunity to know and care for such a wonderful,honorable man.
Carrie, you and Steve&s family and Friends are in my prayers. Sincerely, Karen
Donna Davis left a message on June 17, 2010:
Mr. Kohne was a wonderful police officer. He assisted me when I had an assult against me in Caroll county. He was very supportive.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Peace be with you!
Donna L Davis
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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