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Funeral Saturday for Crash Victim

(La Porte County, IN) - Funeral services are scheduled tomorrow for a New Prairie High School graduate killed in a motor vehicle crash last week.


Zachery Potts, 27, worked for Congresswoman Jackie Walorski as district director at the U.S. House of Representatives. They were killed on August 3 in a head-on collision near Nappanee. Another member of the Walorski staff and the other driver also perished in the crash.


The funeral service for Potts is scheduled at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Tabernacle at 606 North Elm Street in Three Oaks, Michigan, following visitation beginning at 11 a.m.


La Porte County Police Chief Deputy Ron Heeg said he knew both individuals. He reacted to the deaths of Walorski and Potts following a moment of silence for the victims during the La Porte County Sheriff Merit Commission meeting on Wednesday.


“I encountered them at several functions and on several occasions, and Jackie would always remember your name and would always be genuinely interested in what was going on, especially in La Porte County and at the sheriff’s office,” Heeg said.

Walorski was laid to rest Thursday in South Bend.

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