State police honor fallen troopers during annual memorial service

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana State Police held their annual memorial service on Thursday, recognizing all of their fallen comrades.

Police read a list of fallen troopers, dating back to the 1930s. State police haven’t lost one of their own since 2010, and while they say they hope that’s a credit to their training, they know it’s no guarantee.

“You never know when it could happen. That’s the unknown of this job—what could happen out there at any time,” said Sergeant Rich Myers with Indiana State Police.

State police officials say nine new recruits who joined the force in the past week were at Thursday’s ceremony, as were retired troopers and the families of those killed in the line of duty.

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