Neighbors thank officer for risking life

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)  – Just six months into the year, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has had 30 officers who were shot at, 8 of those officers have been hit by a bullet.

On May 30, Officer Greg Milburn got into a shootout with a suspect who killed 84-year-old Julia Morrow and her 30-year-old granddaughter Inity Morrow at a home in the 2600 block of North Dearborn Street. Milburn survived after being hit by a bullet in his bullet proof vest. The suspect, 36-year-old Quintico Goolsby, died at the scene.

Since the shooting, residents in the Martindale Brightwood area wanted to thank Officer Milburn for risking his life to save others. On June 19, Officer Milburn will be honored for his quick thinking during the deadly shooting. The ceremony will take place at the 37 Place at 5:30 p.m.

“We appreciate the officers that work in this community that come to the calls and are there when we call them,” said Amy Harwell, the President of Martindale Brightwood Neighborhood.

Milburn and other city leaders are expected to attend the ceremony. In addition to honoring Milburn, Harwell sent a card to the Morrow family shortly after the shooting happened.

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