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WE HONOR ALL OF OUR VETERANS WHO HAVE SERVED

Honoring Our Veterans

The Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial honors all those men and women who have proudly worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces and salutes those soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen and Coast Guardsmen currently defending our country. We affirm our sacred duty as citizens to express our enduring gratitude, both in words and in actions, for their military service throughout the entire year, especially on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

We remember the 165 law enforcement officers who served in the military before they made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of our state.

United States Army
Captain Charles William Arman • Lafayette Police Department • November 1, 1927 (World War I)
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)
Officer Norman J. Bretz • Indiana State Excise Police • February 23, 1960 (World War II)
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
Sergeant George William Campbell • Indiana State Police • June 18, 1969
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 Thomas Gregory Ciecka • La Porte Police Department • September 5, 1962 (World War II)
Patrol Officer Leonard Ernest Clay • Anderson Police Department • May 31, 1926
Patrolman Donald Benjamin Cook • Hammond Police Department • January 13, 1947 (World War II)
Private First Class Ellsworth Mortimer Cummings Jr. • United States Army Military Police Corps • October 1, 1945 (World War II) (WIA)
Patrolman Marion F. Cunningham • Lawrenceburg Police Department • September 20, 1938 (World War I)
Police Officer James Lener Davis Jr. • Butler University Police Department • September 24, 2004
Master Trooper David Anthony Deuter • Indiana State Police • July 16, 1998
Detective Corporal Louis William Donald Jr. • Gary Police Department • August 27, 2001
Town Marshal James Doran • Kentland Town Marshal’s Office • June 20, 1892 (Civil War)
Captain Alfred Lemoine Drabenstot • Huntington County Sheriff’s Department • May 27, 1984
Patrolman Frank Hershel Dunn Jr. • Hammond Police Department • June 1, 1961 (World War II)
Sergeant Daniel David Edenfield • Allen County Sheriff’s Department • May 16, 1998 (Vietnam War)
Chief of Police Vern Lee Ervin • French Lick Police Department • September 10, 1972 (World War II)
Sheriff Ray Fisher • White County Sheriff’s Department • March 15, 1931 (World War I)
Officer Marshall Ruark Foster • Indianapolis Police Department • July 4, 1947 (World War II)
Deputy Sheriff John E. Gardner • Dubois County Sheriff’s Department • June 2, 1885 (Civil War) (WIA)
Trooper Robert Jack Garrison • Indiana State Police • December 14, 1959 (Korean War)
Patrolman Walter Ray Garrison • Rushville Police Department • February 3, 1931 (World War I)
Special Agent William H. Garrison • Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department • April 21, 1924 (Spanish–American War)
Patrolman John Joseph Gerka Jr. • Hammond Police Department • January 11, 1947 (World War II)
Patrolman Thomas Edward Goodwin • Goshen Police Department • December 11, 1998
Patrolman Jerry A. Green • Bloomington Police Department • July 15, 1967 (World War II)
Patrolman Amos Levi 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
Private Elton John Hendrix • United States Army Military Police Corps • May 31, 1945 (World War II)
Town Marshal Anthony Wayne Hinshaw • Losantville Town Marshal’s Office • November 25, 2021
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)
Patrolman Lewis Keller • South Bend Police Department • February 25, 1898 (Civil War)
Lieutenant Thomas L. Kleis • Beech Grove Police Department • May 28, 1991 (Vietnam War)
Town Marshal James Edison Larimer • St. John Police Department • February 20, 1971 (World War II)
Officer Jesse N. Louden • Indianapolis Police Department • June 18, 1923 (Spanish–American 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
Lieutenant Texas Octova Minter • Griffith Police Department • December 20, 1963 (World War II)
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)
Sergeant Brant Allen Nine • Nappanee Police Department • November 3, 1988
Patrolman Jack William Osborne • Seymour Police Department • August 15, 1981
Captain Donald Eugene Owens • Bloomington Police Department • August 15, 1975 (World War II)
Sheriff John H. Peper • Boone County Sheriff’s Department • February 7, 1935 (World War I)
Conservation Officer Robert Shepherd Perkins • Indiana Department of Conservation • May 28, 1958 (World War II)
Patrolman John George Pfaffenberger • Seymour Police Department • June 6, 1934
Patrolman Walter M. Poturalski • Gary Police Department • August 8, 1935 (World War I)
Chief of Police Peter George Redar • Schererville Police Department • August 4, 1964 (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)
Noah Jacob Shahnavaz • Elwood Police Department • July 31, 2022
Officer Donald R. Sheppard • Highland Police Department • Friday, November 12, 1971 (Korean War)
Detective Louis Leroy 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 Milton Clayton Starkey • Grant County Sheriff’s Department • December 15, 1974 (World War II)
Detective Walter B. Starrett • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department • December 24, 1917
Deputy Sheriff Cyrus Oscar Thomas • Posey County Sheriff’s Department • October 11, 1878 (Civil War)
Detective Sergeant Clarence Dean Thompson Jr. • Terre Haute Police Department • March 8, 1964 (World War II)
Patrolman Delbert Samuel Thompson • South Bend Police Department • May 27, 1933 (World War I)
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 Willard Sylvester VanHorn • Elwood Police Department • July 5, 1932 (World War I)
Patrolman Frederick C. Wachendorf • Rushville Police Department • February 4, 1922 (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)
Town Marshal John Medley Whisman • Charlestown Police Department • October 1, 1936 (World War I)
Lieutenant George Yaros • Gary Police Department • August 11, 1981 (World War II) (WIA) (POW)

United States Army Air Corps
Officer Robert Joseph Baker • Indianapolis Police Department • October 2, 1948 (World War II)
Detective Dexter Bernard Snow • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department • May 27, 1956 (World War II)

United States Army Air Forces
Patrolman Francis Woodrow Castor • Noblesville Police Department • July 28, 1948 (World War II)
Trooper Donald Raymond Turner • Indiana State Police • January 28, 1956 (World War II)

United States Marine Corps
Sergeant Joseph Alan Cox Jr. • Allen County Sheriff’s Department • February 12, 2017
Patrolman Hans B. Brandt • South Bend Police Department • June 18, 1916
Sheriff William Eugene Carver • Harrison County Sheriff’s Department • September 29, 2001 (Vietnam War)
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Thomas Brent Dunigan • Morgan County Sheriff’s Department • December 26, 1975
Probation Officer Thomas Eric Gahl • United States Probation and Pretrial Services • 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) (WIA)
Sergeant John Edward Hatfull • Indiana State Police • April 13, 1987
Trooper William Frederick Kieser • Indiana State Police • March 9, 1965 (World War II)
Officer Timothy Jacob Laird • Indianapolis Police Department • August 18, 2004
Correctional 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 Lawrence Sullivan • Indianapolis Police Department • July 23, 1952 (World War II) (WIA)
Special Deputy Sheriff Bill John Yanich • Newton County Sheriff’s Department • December 17, 1967 (Korean War)

United States Marine Corps Reserve
Trooper Robert Earl Clevenger • Indiana State Police • September 8, 1953 (World War II)

United States Navy
Patrolman George Albert Berryman • Kokomo Police Department • November 27, 1953 (World War II)
Detective James Melvin Compton Jr. • Indianapolis Police Department • March 16, 1976 (Vietnam War) (WIA)
Detective Sergeant Leo Kenneth Fox • Hammond Police Department • October 9, 1929 (World War I)
Trooper Robert Craig Gillespie • Indiana State Police • June 8, 1962
Officer Thomas R. Graham • Indianapolis Police Department • October 12, 1965 (World War II)
Sergeant Glen Russell Hosier • Indiana State Police • April 26, 1971 (World War II)
Chief of Police Opal J. Hughes • Alexandria Police Department • February 17, 1927 (World War I)
Inspector Albert A. Kelly • Indianapolis Police Department • December 6, 1956 (World War II)
Town Marshal Clarence Marion Kistner • Shelburn Police Department • February 10, 1979 (Korean War/Vietnam War)
Sergeant Ernest Max Lacy • Indianapolis Police Department • May 22, 1977 (Korean War)
Correctional Lieutenant Eugene Lee Lasco • Indiana Department of Correction • February 21, 2021
Sheriff Milo Lewis • Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department • October 11, 1967 (World War II)
Trooper Robert Otto Lietzan • Indiana State Police • March 30, 1969
Town Marshal Francis Marion Lloyd • Hymera Town Marshal’s Office • November 24, 1994 (World War II/Korean War/Vietnam War)
Sergeant Orrel Leslie Manuel Jr. • Vincennes Police Department • January 18, 1961 (Korean War)
Special Deputy Sheriff Charles Edward McKinney • Lake County Sheriff’s Department • March 21, 1984 (Korean War)
Patrolman Lawrence J. Pucalik • Hammond Police Department • November 14, 1980 (Vietnam War)
Deputy Sheriff Eugene W. Snyder • Wayne County Sheriff’s Department • December 2, 1945 (World War II)
Sheriff Gerald Lee Uptegraft • Blackford County Sheriff’s Department • June 22, 1949 (World War II) (WIA)
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 • December 31, 1954 (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
Patrolman III Douglas Michael Adams • Elkhart Police Department • March 20, 2001 (Gulf War)
Lieutenant Aaron William Allan • Southport Police Department • July 27, 2017
Deputy Sheriff 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 (Iraq War)
Conservation Officer Thomas Jay Deniston • Indiana Department of Natural Resources • October 16, 1990
Special Deputy Sheriff Enrico Aquino García Jr. • Vigo County Sheriff’s Department • September 23, 2007
Corporal Robert S. Grove • Munster Police Department • September 6, 1983 (Vietnam War)
Town Marshal Kenneth Byron Hale Jr. • Lizton Police Department • January 22, 1974 (Vietnam War)
Deputy Sheriff Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones • Monroe County Sheriff’s Department • October 19, 2008
Reserve Deputy Sheriff James Richard Hirtzel • Jackson County Sheriff’s Department • October 12, 2021
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 Thomas Edward Sawyer • Hammond Police Department • June 17, 2021 (Gulf War/War in Afghanistan)
Sergeant Steven Lee Singer • Muncie Police Department • August 8, 1989
Patrolman Anthony Edwin Swartzlander • Bremen Police Department • February 22, 1981 (Vietnam War)

United States Air Force Reserve
Sergeant William Gilbert Paterson • Lake County Sheriff’s Department • January 25, 1994 (Gulf War)

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

United States Veteran
Officer John F. Buchanan • Indianapolis Police Department • Friday, July 9, 1926 (World War I)
Officer Donald Hal Kilbourne • Indianapolis Police Department • November 12, 1964 (Korean War)
Detective Michael George Rusnak • Gary Police Department • June 11, 1966 (World War II)
Police Officer Foster Cleon Wildoner • Marion Police Department • September 16, 1966

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 Gerald Brown • Indiana State Police • September 27, 1967

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

Indiana Army National Guard
Master Trooper Michael Earl Greene • Indiana State Police • February 5, 1993
Officer Breann Rochelle Leath • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department • April 9, 2020
Patrol Officer Frank M. Levy • Anderson Police Department • November 25, 1935 (Spanish–American War)
Trooper John Joseph Streu • Indiana State Police • February 20, 1971

Indiana State Militia
Sheriff William Gresham • Harrison County Sheriff’s Department • January 23, 1834
Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge • Dubois County Sheriff’s Department • May 19, 1842

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


Canadian Armed Forces
Remembrance Day – November 11

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