Since the early days of the Indiana State Police, memorial services have been held each May at all Indiana State Police districts to honor the memory of those who have died in the line of duty.

Today the Indiana State Police Post at Jasper held their annual memorial service for those members of the department that gave their lives in the line of duty. Troopers present were brought to attention and prepared for the roll call. Sgt. Jon Deer and Lieutenant Don Bolen then read each fallen member’s name, along with a description of the circumstances surrounding their death.

Sgt Chad Dick is with the Jasper Post:

A total of 46 members of the Indiana State Police have died in the line of duty since the department’s inception in 1933 beginning with Trooper Eugene Teague who was killed in a crossfire on December 20, 1933 while in a shootout with a member of the John Dillinger gang.

For a complete listing of Indiana Troopers killed in the line of duty and a summary of their deaths, visit the Indiana State Police website at www.in.gov/isp and click on the “In Memoriam” link on the left side of the page.