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TOTAL INDIANA LINE OF DUTY DEATHS KNOWN TO DATE – 508

TOTAL INDIANA AGENCIES WITH LINE OF DUTY DEATHS – 191

RECENT FALLEN OFFICERS

Correctional Officer Gary Layne Weinke
Indiana Department of Correction
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Cause of Death: Duty-related illness
Incident County: Sullivan

Patrolman Seara Brooke Burton
Richmond Police Department
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Incident County: Wayne

Police Officer Noah Jacob Shahnavaz
Elwood Police Department
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Incident County: Madison

RECENT HISTORICAL OFFICERS

Town Marshal William James Cox
Fairmount Police Department
Thursday, June 26, 1941
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Incident County: Grant

Private First Class Ellsworth Mortimer Cummings Jr.
United States Army Military Police Corps
Monday, October 1, 1945
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Incident County: Johnson

Town Marshal John Medley Whisman
Charlestown Police Department
Thursday, October 1, 1936
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Incident County: Clark

RECENT FALLEN K-9 OFFICERS

K-9 Diesel
Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Incident County: Bartholomew
Handler: Deputy Sheriff Joshua “Matt” Bush

K-9 Harlej
Fishers Police Department
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Incident County: Hamilton
Handler: Officer Jarred Koopman

K-9 Castorka “Cas”
Whitley County Sheriff’s Department
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Incident County: Whitley
Handler: Deputy Sheriff Gary Archbold

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