Offender Pierre Catlett Extradited to Indiana to Stand Trial For Murder of Hammond Patrolman Pucalik

Offender Pierre Catlett Extradited to Indiana to Stand Trial For Murder of Hammond Patrolman Pucalik Lake County | Pierre L. Catlett, 68, has waived his right to extradition on Novermber 7, 2018 and was ordered returned to Indiana to stand trial for murder in the line of duty death of Hammond Patrolman Lawrence J. Pucalik on November […]

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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 in recognition of the service […]

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2018 Legislative Update

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 2018 The Indiana General Assembly adjourned its regular session on March 14 during which two bills and five 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 152 – Public Safety Officer Survivor Health Coverage […]

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Removal of Connersville Patrolman Howard Kelley

Removal of Connersville Patrolman Howard Kelley Fayette County | Patrolman Howard Kelley of the Connersville Police Department has been removed from the Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial due to research having revealed he does not meet the criteria of an eligible line of duty death. In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 22, 1934, Kelley and […]

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Discharge of Offender Zolo Agona Azania

DISCHARGE OF OFFENDER ZOLO AGONA AZANIA (DOC #4969) Zolo Agona Azania, 63, has been discharged from parole after having completed his sentence in the line of duty death on August 11, 1981 of Lieutenant George Yaros of the Gary Police Department. Azania was formerly known as Rufus Lee Averhart until legally changing his name in […]

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Information on Offender Benjamin Donnie Ritchie

INFORMATION ON OFFENDER BENJAMIN DONNIE RITCHIE (DOC #967072)   The correspondence below was received today by the Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial and is being provided to our subscribers for their information only. Any questions or concerns regarding this release should be made directly to the Indiana Department of Correction.   Benjamin Ritchie, 37, will be […]

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Daily Remembrance Slider

Introducing ‘We Remember’ Daily Remembrances 1/2/2018- The Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial announces the introduction of ‘We Remember’, a daily remembrance of the line of duty deaths that occurred on that date in our state’s history. […]

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Release of Offender Jason R. Cozmanoff

RELEASE OF OFFENDER JASON R. COZMANOFF (IDOC #245271) Jason R. Cozmanoff, 47, was released today (12/07/2017) from the Pendleton Correctional Facility in Pendleton after serving his sentence in the line of duty death on March 6, 2012 of Corrections Officer Britney R. Meux of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. […]

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