Sellersburg Post holds Memorial Service to honor fallen Troopers PDF Print E-mail

The Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg held their annual Memorial Service on Wednesday morning, May 9, for those members of the department that gave their lives in the line of duty. Troopers present were brought to attention and prepared for roll call. The name of each of the deceased was then read along with a brief description of the circumstances surrounding their death. Family members of fallen troopers were in the audience during the recent ceremony.

A total of 46 members of the Indiana State Police have died in the line of duty since the department’s inception in 1933. Since at least the mid 1950’s, the Indiana State Police has held memorial services to perpetuate the memory of those who have died in the line of duty. The ceremony 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 left behind that they should strive to maintain the level of professional service to the public their departed comrades so unselfishly gave their lives for.
For a complete listing of all the members of the Indiana State Police who have died in the line of duty and a summary of their deaths, visit the Indiana State Police website at and click on the “In Memoriam” link on the left side of the page.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 10:39