Indiana State Police hold annual memorial service

Indiana

A total of 46 members of the Indiana State Police, both men and women, have died in the line duty since the department’s inception in 1933.

On Wednesday, an annual memorial took place at the Fort Wayne post as well as at other Indiana State Police posts around the state. 

Part of the ceremony included reading the names of the fallen officers followed by the playing of“Taps.” 

A total of 46 members of the Indiana State Police, both men and women, have died in the line duty since the department’s inception in 1933.    

Since the early days of the Indiana State Police, memorial services have been held each May at all Indiana State Police Districts to perpetuate the memory of those who have died in the line of duty. The service serves as a means of paying tribute to those who died in the line of duty, that their sacrifice was not made in vain, and as a reminder to those of us left behind that we should strive to maintain the level of professional service to the public for which our departed comrades so unselfishly gave their lives.

The first ever ISP Memorial Service was held on Memorial Day of 1943 at the former Ligonier Post in northern Indiana. 

Click here to see a complete list of Indiana State Police who have died in the line of duty

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