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Indiana State Police-Peru District 16-Peru, IN
Monday May 15th, 2017 :: 09:03 a.m. EDT


Media Advisory for ISP Peru Post Memorial Service

The Indiana State Police Peru Post will conduct its annual memorial service on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

Forty-six Indiana State Police employees have died in the line of duty since the department was created in 1933.
Four troopers from the Indiana State Police Peru District have died in the line of duty:

  • Sergeant Glen R. Hosier died April 26, 1971, of a gunshot wound he received while leading officers up the stair case of a Miami County home. He was attempting to arrest a murder suspect. 
  • Trooper Robert J. Lather II died July 6, 1982, in an automobile crash on U.S. 31 in Miami County. He was assisting the Howard County Sheriff’s Department in pursuit of a traffic violator. 
  • Master Trooper Detective David E. Rich died July 5, 2007, of a gunshot wound when a motorist he stopped to assist opened fired on him as he approached a disabled vehicle on U.S. 24 in Wabash County. 
  • Trooper Daniel R. Barrett died January 27, 2008, while attempting to catch a speeding vehicle on U.S. 31 in northern Fulton County. His police car left the roadway and struck a tree, killing the      trooper instantly.
Lieutenant Jeremy Kelly, district commander of the Indiana State Police Peru Post, would like to invite all area media organizations to cover the memorial service. The ceremony will be conducted in the front parking lot and should last approximately 25 minutes. Any media outlets wishing to cover the ceremony should be set up in the front (east) parking lot by 10:50 a.m.
Any inquiries should be directed to Sergeant Tony Slocum at 1-765-473-6666.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Slocum

Indiana State Police-Peru District 16-Peru, IN
1451 North Eel River Cemetery Road
Peru, IN 46970

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 765-473-6666

Sergeant Tony Slocum
Public Information Officer

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