Veterans Day

We Honor All Who Have Served

Veterans Day
Honoring All Who Served

On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have proudly worn the uniform of the United States of America and the families who have served alongside them, and we affirm our sacred duty as citizens to express our enduring gratitude, both in words and in actions, for their service.

We remember these law enforcement officers who served in the military before they made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of our state.

United States Army
Lieutenant Robert C. Atwell • Marion County Sheriff’s Department • November 7, 1972 (Korean War)
Sergeant James Baker • Scottsburg Police Department • December 21, 1964
Lieutenant Russell Maxwell Baldwin • Crawfordsville Police Department • August 27, 1974 (Korean War)
Officer Edward H. Berry • Indianapolis Police Department • February 4, 1954
Patrolman Harry Borum • Terre Haute Police Department • November 23, 1924 (World War I)
Officer James Douglas Bossen • Indianapolis International Airport Police Department • February 5, 1982 (Vietnam War)
Deputy Marshal Columbus Brown • Orleans Police Department • December 25, 1895 (Civil War)
Deputy Sheriff Edward G. Byrne • Marion County Sheriff’s Department • April 16, 1961
Chief of Police Samuel Perry Cardwell • Bloomington Police Department • December 24, 1928 (Spanish–American War)
Patrolman Clarence Casper • Mishawaka Police Department • June 10, 1930 (World War I)
Patrolman Marion F. Cunningham • Lawrenceburg Police Department • September 20, 1938 (World War I)
Police Officer James L. Davis Jr. • Butler University Police Department • September 24, 2004
Detective Corporal Louis William Donald Jr. • Gary Police Department • August 27, 2001
Chief of Police Vern L. Ervin • French Lick Police Department • September 10, 1972 (World War II)
Officer Marshall Ruark Foster • Indianapolis Police Department • July 4, 1947
Deputy Sheriff John E. Gardner • Dubois County Sheriff’s Department • June 2, 1885
Trooper Robert Jack Garrison • Indiana State Police • December 14, 1959 (Korean War)
Patrolman Walter Garrison • Rushville Police Department • February 3, 1931 (World War I)
Patrolman John Joseph Gerka Jr. • Hammond Police Department • January 11, 1947 (World War II)
Patrolman Jerry A. Green • Bloomington Police Department • July 15, 1967 (World War II)
Patrolman Amos L. Hamilton • Frankfort Police Department • October 12, 1929 (World War I)
Town Marshal John N. Harris • Sellersburg Police Department • January 16, 1915
Patrolman Anthony Charles Hellis • Muncie Police Department • September 30, 1923
Police Officer Craig Steven Herbert • Lawrence Police Department • March 6, 2005
Sheriff Roy F. Holley • Lake County Sheriff’s Department • January 16, 1933 (World War I)
Trooper Roy Edman Jones • Indiana State Police • July 3, 1979 (Vietnam War)
Chief Marshal James Rodger Kautz • Long Beach Police Department • December 4, 1997 (Vietnam War)
Lieutenant Thomas L. Kleis • Beech Grove Police Department • May 28, 1991 (Vietnam War)
Patrolman George Lowe • Gary Police Department • June 2, 1970
Chief Deputy Joseph Paul Mankin • Vigo County Sheriff’s Department • July 16, 1936 (World War I)
Patrolman Amos W. Markle • Richmond Police Department • March 5, 1884 (Civil War)
Deputy Chief Gary Lynn Martin • Lake County Sheriff’s Department • August 22, 2006
Patrolman Dale W. Mishler • Bloomington Police Department • March 25, 1955 (World War II)
Patrolman Thomas M. Mitchell • East Chicago Police Department • September 23, 1923 (World War I)
Patrolman John Edward Moore • Gary Police Department • August 4, 1955 (World War II)
Sheriff William D. Mull • Parke County Sheriff’s Department • April 25, 1896 (Civil War)
Sheriff John H. Peper • Boone County Sheriff’s Department • February 7, 1935 (World War I)
Patrolman Walter M. Poturalski • Gary Police Department • August 8, 1935 (World War I)
Officer Perry Wayne Renn • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department • July 5, 2014
Officer Norman Leslie Schoen • Indianapolis Police Department • March 6, 1928 (World War I)
Detective Louis L. Shirley • New York Central Railroad Police Department • April 14, 1923 (World War I)
Officer Clarence G. Snorden • Indianapolis Police Department • June 26, 1951 (World War II)
Deputy Sheriff Cyrus Oscar Thomas • Posey County Sheriff’s Department • October 11, 1878 (Civil War)
Detective Clarence D. Thompson Jr. • Terre Haute Police Department • March 8, 1964 (World War II)
Patrolman Neil G. Thompson • LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department • September 21, 1980 (Vietnam War)
Sheriff William VanCamp • Franklin County Sheriff’s Department • August 20, 1923 (World War I)
Patrolman Anthony E. Wagner • Whiting Police Department • November 30, 1929
Patrolman Jeffrey Brady Westerfield • Gary Police Department • July 6, 2014 (Gulf War)
Lieutenant George Yaros • Gary Police Department • August 11, 1981 (World War II) (POW)

United States Army Air Corps
Officer Robert Joseph Baker • Indianapolis Police Department • October 2, 1948 (World War II)

United States Marine Corps
Patrolman Hans B. Brandt • South Bend Police Department • June 18, 1916
Sheriff William E. Carver • Harrison County Sheriff’s Department • September 29, 2001 (Vietnam War)
Trooper Robert E. Clevenger • Indiana State Police • September 8, 1953
Sergeant Joseph A. Cox Jr. • Allen County Sheriff’s Department • February 12, 2017
Probation Officer Thomas Eric Gahl • United States Probation Office • September 22, 1986 (Vietnam War)
Trooper Richard Terrell Gaston • Indiana State Police • March 4, 1999
Officer Gerald F. Griffin • Indianapolis Police Department • November 6, 1979 (Vietnam War)
Sergeant John Edward Hatfull • Indiana State Police • April 13, 1987
Trooper William F. Kieser • Indiana State Police • March 9, 1965
Officer Timothy Jacob Laird • Indianapolis Police Department • August 18, 2004
Corrections Officer Britney Rachelle Meux • Lake County Sheriff’s Department • March 6, 2012
Sergeant Joseph Louis O’Brien • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department • October 30, 1932 (World War I)
Police Officer William Edward Phillips III • Greenfield Police Department • September 30, 2010
Patrolman James Curtis Ratliff • Lawrenceburg Police Department • February 7, 1961
Detective Dorian David Rorex • Gary Police Department • January 15, 1998 (Gulf War)
Officer Robert Edward Schachte • Indianapolis Police Department • October 22, 1974
Deputy Sheriff Floyd Thomas Settles • Marion County Sheriff’s Department • February 24, 1972 (Vietnam War)
Officer John L. Sullivan • Indianapolis Police Department • July 23, 1952 (World War II)
Special Deputy Bill John Yanich • Newton County Sheriff’s Department • December 17, 1967 (Korean War)

United States Navy
Patrolman George Albert Berryman • Kokomo Police Department • November 27, 1953 (World War II)
Detective James M. Compton Jr. • Indianapolis Police Department • March 16, 1976 (Vietnam War)
Trooper Robert C. Gillespie • Indiana State Police • June 8, 1962
Officer Thomas R. Graham • Indianapolis Police Department • October 12, 1965 (World War II)
Sergeant Glen R. Hosier • Indiana State Police • April 26, 1971 (World War II)
Inspector Albert A. Kelly • Indianapolis Police Department • December 6, 1956
Town Marshal Clarence M. Kistner • Shelburn Police Department • February 10, 1979 (Korean War/Vietnam War)
Sergeant Ernest Max Lacy • Indianapolis Police Department • May 22, 1977 (Korean War)
Trooper Robert Otto Lietzan • Indiana State Police • March 30, 1969
Sheriff Gerald Lee Uptegraft • Blackford County Sheriff’s Department • June 22, 1949 (World War II)
Patrolman Donald M. Winn Jr. • Seymour Police Department • November 7, 1961 (World War II)

United States Naval Reserve
Chief Deputy Joseph Bernell Bauer • Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department • January 1, 1955 (World War II)
Captain Charles R. Jones • Connersville Police Department • March 27, 1970 (World War II)
Trooper William Joseph Trees • Indiana State Police • June 26, 1972 (Vietnam War)

United States Air Force
Lieutenant Aaron William Allan • Southport Police Department • July 27, 2017
Deputy Stacia Suzanne Alyea • Shelby County Sheriff’s Department • April 18, 1996
Captain James E. Baugh • Putnam County Sheriff’s Department • January 2, 2004 (Vietnam War)
Deputy Sheriff Jacob Daniel Calvin • Tipton County Sheriff’s Department • June 28, 2014
Conservation Officer Thomas Jay Deniston • Indiana Department of Natural Resources • October 16, 1990
Deputy Sheriff Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones • Monroe County Sheriff’s Department • October 19, 2008
Trooper William Rae Kellems • Indiana State Police • September 30, 1957
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Gerald Lowell Martin • Jennings County Sheriff’s Department • July 5, 1980 (Korean War)
Town Marshal Bobby Ray Moore Sr. • Fremont Police Department • July 26, 1988 (Vietnam War)
Sergeant Steven L. Singer • Muncie Police Department • August 8, 1989

United States Coast Guard
Deputy Sheriff Thaddeus A. Conner Sr. • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department • November 16, 1990

United States Army – United States Navy
Special Agent John Irwin Wilson • Bureau of Prohibition – U.S. Department of Justice • July 22, 1931

United States Army – United States Merchant Marine
Trooper Richard G. Brown • Indiana State Police • September 27, 1967

United States Army – Indiana Air National Guard
Probation Officer Donald R. Knepple • Allen County Adult Probation Department • April 28, 1997 (Vietnam War)

Indiana National Guard
Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene • Indiana State Police • February 5, 1993
Patrol Officer Frank M. Levy • Anderson Police Department • November 25, 1935 (Spanish–American War)
Trooper John Joseph Streu • Indiana State Police • February 20, 1971

New York National Guard
Special Agent Nelson Bernard Klein • Federal Bureau of Investigation • August 16, 1935 (World War I)

Canadian Expeditionary Force
Chief Marshal Earle Maitland Platt • Long Beach Police Department • October 25, 1956 (World War I)