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Officer Down – K9 Castorka

INDIANA OFFICER DOWN K9 Castorka Whitley County Sheriff's Department End of Watch: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Cause of Death: Vehicular assualt Incident Location: WhitleyCounty Handler: Deputy Gary Archbold K-9 Castorka was killed as a result of an 18-mile, high-speed pursuit through two counties on U.S. 30 involving a stolen vehicle....

Legislative Update 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 2019    The Indiana General Assembly adjourned its regular session on April 29 during which four bills and nine concurrent resolutions were introduced that would have directly affected law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty or their survivors and are summarized below: • Senate Bill...

Indiana State Police 2019 District Memorial Services Schedule

Indiana State Police 2019 District Memorial Services Schedule Throughout the Hoosier State every year in May, the Indiana State Police conduct memorial services to honor the memory of those who have died in the line of duty. The public is welcome to attend as the ISP General Headquarters (GHQ) and...

Discharge of Offender Mijell L. Redding (DOC #181860)

St. Joseph County | Mijell L. Redding, 31, has been discharged from parole after having completed his sentence in the line of duty death on April 23, 2006 of Corporal Scott Lee Severns of the South Bend Police Department. Redding was originally charged with murder, attempted robbery and assisting a...

Release of Offender Larry D. Dixon

Release of Offender Larry D. Dixon (DOC #983643)    Lake County | Larry D. Dixon, 45, was released as planned today from the Miami Correctional Facility in Bunker Hill after serving his sentence in the line of duty death on January 15, 1998 of Detective Dorian David Rorex of the Gary Police Department....

Offender Patrick Anthony Faiers Sentenced to Three Years Probation

  Offender Patrick Anthony Faiers Sentenced to Three Years Probation Allen County | Information has been received that Patrick Anthony Faiers, 49, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to three years probation for the line of duty death of Fort Wayne Officer David Alexander Tinsley on September 11, 2018. Tinsley observed a driver,...

Redesigned and Expanded Line of Duty Death Statistics

Redesigned and Expanded Line of Duty Death Statistics    The Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial, as part of its ongoing research efforts, is introducing a redesigned and expanded line of duty death statistics section of our website. Those items of interest being added today include the following: Line of Duty Deaths...

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.

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