Evansville K-9 Derrek Added as Historical K-9 Officer

Evansville K-9 Derrek Added as Historical K-9 Officer K-9 Derrek Evansville Police Department End of Watch: Saturday, August 8, 1998 Cause of Death: Gunfire Incident Location: Vanderburgh County Handler: Sergeant David Molinet Originally sent to our subscribers on Feburary 3, 2019.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.

We Care

In 2018, suicide claimed the lives of 159 law enforcement officers in the United States. We Care by the Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial is a movement designed to provide awareness for our police officers who are experiencing emotional distress. Studies have shown more officers die by suicide than from gunfire...

2018 – Year in Review

Year in Review Our state experienced five law enforcement line of duty deaths in 2018, the most since 2007 when seven officers made the ultimate sacrifice and bringing the total of known fallen officers to 455 in Indiana. Nationally, there were 145 line of duty deaths in 2018, a 12%...

Checkered Bands

History of the “Checkered Band” of the Chicago Police Department

History of the "Checkered Band" of the Chicago Police Department The "checkered band" on hats worn by Chicago Police Department officers was introduced in May 1967 by Superintendent O.W. Wilson. The design was based on the three-layer "Sillitoe Tartan" first used in 1932 by the Glasgow Police Department in Scotland...

Recent Historical Officer Added 10/25/18

Hymera Town Marshal Francis Marion "Frank" Lloyd  Hymera Town Marshal's Office  Thursday, November 24, 1994  Originally sent to our subscribers on October 25, 2018.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.

Officer Down – Officer Tinsley

OFFICER DOWN Officer David A. Tinsley Fort Wayne Police Department Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Read more at: http://officersearch.inlem.org/officer.php?id=0453 Originally sent to our subscribers on September 11, 2018.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.

Officer Down – Sgt. Bollman

OFFICER DOWN Sergeant Edward Ronald Bollman Indiana Department of Natural Resources Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Read more at: http://officersearch.inlem.org/officer.php?id=0451 Originally sent to our subscribers on May 11, 2018.  Sign up for email/text notifications here.

Police Week 2018

National Police Week May 13-19, 2018 Fifty-six years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 in 1962 designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty and its calendar week as Police Week...

Funeral Arrangements for Patrolman Pitts

Funeral Arrangements for Patrolman Pitts Visitation for Patrolman Pitts will be on Tuesday, May 8 from 11 am to 2 pm EDT for family and friends, followed by a public viewing from 2 to 7 pm EDT. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at 11 am EDT....