The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office will unveil a memorial to former deputy Adam W. Klutz, Sunday, May 21, at 1:30p.m. The memorial will be permanently placed near the flag pole in front of the sheriff’s office, at 2351 Morganton Blvd. SW, Lenoir.
Deputy Klutz was 25-years-old when he was shot and killed in the line of duty on Friday, September 19, 2008, while responding to a domestic call.
Klutz was a 2001 graduate of South Caldwell High School and a 2006 graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He served for 18 months with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office following three months service with the Hickory Police Department. Before working in law enforcement, Klutz had worked as a lifeguard at the Granite Falls Recreation Center, helped coach the Granite Falls swim team and served at Lovelady Fire & Rescue for two years.
At 2 p.m., Sunday, the Annual Officer Down Memorial Motorcycle Ride will begin at the Sheriff’s office, cross the County and end for a brief ceremony at the County Officer Down Memorial at the Caldwell County Court House. All area motorcycle riders are invited to participate in the ride.
For more information about the motorcycle ride, contact Johnny Overby, President of the Local Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Blue Knights of Caldwell County at 828-750-4338. # # #