Officers honored for grocery store shooting action

Jason Tripp (left) and Cody Skipper (right) (Provided Photos)
Jason Tripp (left) and Cody Skipper (right) (Provided Photos)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State lawmakers have honored the two police officers credited with stopping a deadly attack inside a northern Indiana grocery store and held a moment of silence for the two women who were killed.

Members of the Indiana House stood and applauded Wednesday morning after approving a resolution recognizing the bravery of Elkhart police Cpls. Jason Tripp and Cody Skipper. The two officers fatally shot the gunman inside a Martin’s Super Market on Jan. 15 as he threatened to shoot a third person.

Tripp and Skipper attended the Statehouse ceremony along with relatives of the shooting victims, 20-year-old store employee Krystle Dikes and 44-year-old shopper Rachelle Godfread.

Rep. Timothy Neese of Elkhart told the House that more lives likely would’ve been lost without the quick action by the officers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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