Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Renn, Two Other Officers Lose Lives in Line of Duty Across Indiana

While Indianapolis is dealing with the loss of IMPD Officer Perry Renn, two other Indiana communities are also in mourning for law enforcement officials.

Last week, Deputy Jacob Calvin of the Tipton County Sheriff's Department was killed while on a police run.  He lost control of his cruiser and was involved in a single-car accident.  He was laid to rest yesterday.  He was 31 years old.

In Gary on Sunday morning, 19-year veteran of the Gary Police Department, Jeffery Westerfield, was killed as he sat in his patrol car on his 47th birthday.  He was the father of four daughters.  Officer Westerfield was due to be married on August 24.  Police have three suspects in custody.  They were apprehended just a few blocks from the scene.

Three officers.  Three tragic stories.  It's been a devastating couple of weeks for law enforcement across the Hoosier State.  My thoughts are with all those affected by the losses of these three public servants.

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