The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville held their annual memorial service yesterday to honor those members of the department who gave their lives in the line of duty. The Commander of the Putnamville District read each fallen member’s name, along with a description of the circumstances surrounding their death. Heath Pruitt, who is a Math Teacher at SouthPutnamHigh School, played “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 those fallen officers.
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 http://www.in.gov/isp and click on the “In Memoriam” link on the left side of the page.