State police honor fallen troopers during annual memorial service

(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)
(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

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. 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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