Jasper – Since the early days of the Indiana State -Police, memorial services have been held each May at all Indiana State Police districts to perpetuate the memory of those who have died in the line of duty. The service serves as a means of paying tribute to those who died in the line of duty, that their sacrifice was not made in vain, and as a reminder to those of us left behind that we should strive to maintain the level of professional service to the public our departed comrades so unselfishly gave their lives for.
The Indiana State Police Post at Jasper held their annual memorial service today for those members of the department that gave their lives in the line of duty. Troopers present were brought to attention and prepared for the roll call. Lieutenant Don Bolen and Sergeant Jon Deer then read each fallen member’s name, along with a description of the circumstances surrounding their death.
A total of 46 members of the Indiana State Police have died in the line of duty since the department’s inception in 1933.
For a complete listing of Indiana Troopers killed in the line of duty and a summary of their deaths, visit the Indiana State Police website at www.in.gov/isp and click on the “In Memoriam” link on the left side of the page.