In Memoriam
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In Memoriam

In honor and memory of the members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department who have died in the line of duty. The listing includes members from the former Indianapolis Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's Department law enforcement division.

Officer Hugh Burns Gunfire Aug 28, 1882
Officer Charles A. Ware Gunfire Apr 28, 1897
Officer Edward William Dolby Electrocuted Jul 14, 1906
Officer Charles J. Russell Gunfire Sep 30, 1906
Officer Edward J. Petticord Gunfire Sep 30, 1906
Officer Joseph Krupp Gunfire Apr 19, 1910
Officer Arthur F. Barrows Electrocuted Jun 4, 1911
Officer John McKinney Gunfire Mar 31, 1912
Officer Elmer (Elsworth) Anderson Accidentally Shot Jan 14, 1915
Lieutenant James D. Hagerty Gunfire Jun 23, 1916
Officer John P. DeRossette Gunfire Jan 30, 1917
Officer Marion E. Ellis Fall Jan 23, 1918
Sergeant Wade Hull Gunfire Sep 10, 1919
Sergeant Maurice Murphy Gunfire Mar 4, 1920
Officer William Whitfield Gunfire Nov 27, 1922
Officer Jesse Louden Gunfire Jun 18, 1923
Officer John F. Buchanan Gunfire Jul 9, 1926
Officer Charles E. Carter Gunfire May 9, 1927
Officer William C. Mueller Vehicle Pursuit Mar 2, 1928
Officer Norman L. Schoen Gunfire Mar 6, 1928
Officer Paul F. Miller Gunfire Jul 18, 1928
Motorcycle Patrolman Roscoe C. Shipp Vehicle Pursuit Jul 23, 1929
Detective Sergeant Carl W. Heckman Gunfire Jan 3, 1931
Sergeant Lester Jones Gunfire Feb 7, 1933
Sergeant Orville E. Quinnette Gunfire Dec 18, 1935
Sergeant Richard Rivers Gunfire Apr 27, 1936
Officer Alvie C. Emmelman Motorcycle Accident May 29, 1938
Officer Harry A. Bolin Street Car Accident Aug 16, 1940
Motorcycle Policeman James J. Reilly Motorcycle Accident Jan 29, 1942
Officer Byron D. Todd Motorcycle Accident Oct 9, 1942
Officer J. W. Vaughan World War II Death Jun 6, 1944
Officer Karl Kornblum World War II Death Aug 18, 1944
Officer Marshall R. Foster Struck by Vehicle Jul 4, 1947
Officer Robert J. Baker Vehicular Manslaughter Oct 2, 1948
Officer Clarence G. Snorden Gunfire Jun 26, 1951
Officer James T. Gaughan Vehicle Accident Sep 8, 1951
Officer John L. Sullivan Gunfire Jul 23, 1952
Auxiliary Officer Arthur Reifeis Struck by Vehicle March 9, 1953
Sergeant Ray Whobrey Gunfire Apr 23, 1953
Officer Edward H. Berry Vehicle Pursuit Feb 4, 1954
Inspector Albert A. Kelly Gunfire Dec 6, 1956
MCSD Deputy Edward G. Byrne Gunfire Apr 4, 1961
Officer Donald H. Kilbourne Vehicle Pursuit Nov 12, 1964
Officer Thomas R. Graham Gunfire Oct 12, 1965
MCSD Lieutenant Jimmie Van Wingate Gunfire Jun 13, 1970
Officer John Thomas Pettitt, Sr. Vietnam War Death Nov 6, 1970
MCSD Deputy Floyd T. Settles Gunfire Feb 24, 1972
MCSD Lieutenant Robert C. Atwell Gunfire Nov 7, 1972
Officer Robert E. Schachte Gunfire Oct 22, 1974
Officer Ronald H. Manley Gunfire Dec 12, 1974
Officer Warren E. Greene Gunfire Dec 20, 1975
Officer James M. Compton, Jr. Gunfire Mar 16, 1976
Sergeant Ernest M. Lacy Vehicle Accident May 22, 1977
Officer Nathan Lincks Vehicle Accident Oct 25, 1977
Officer Gerald F. Griffin Gunfire Nov 6, 1979
Sergeant Jack R. Ohrberg Gunfire Dec 11, 1980
MCSD Deputy Terry L. Baker Gunfire Jan 2, 1981
MCSD Deputy Gerald Morris Gunfire Jan 2, 1981
Officer Paul A. Kortepeter Vehicle Pursuit Jan 19, 1983
Sergeant Dave L. Sandler Motorcycle Accident Jun 4, 1986
Officer Matt J. Faber Gunfire Aug 23, 1988
MCSD Lieutenant Thurman E. Sharp Gunfire Dec 25, 1988
MCSD Major Paul J. Ernst Vehicle Accident Mar 21, 1992
Officer Teresa J. Hawkins Vehicle Accident Aug 17, 1993
MCSD Deputy Jason M. Baker Gunfire Sept 17, 2001
Officer Timothy "Jake" Laird Gunfire Aug 18, 2004
Officer David S. Moore Gunfire Jan 26, 2011
​Officer Rod Bradway Gunfire

​Sept. 20, 2013

 Officer Samuel Irish                                                         Heat Stroke                               June 7, 1909

The Fallen Officers Legacy Project has been established to place a commemorative plaque at the incident locations within our community where officers have died in the line of duty. Contributions to this project may be made to "The Fallen Officers Legacy Project" and mailed to the Professional Police Officers Credit Union, 1502 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana  46201.

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