FLORA, Ind (WISH) Hundreds bid farewell Monday to Tipton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Calvin.
Calvin was killed in a single car crash responding to a call last Saturday.
“My brother, I will always be here to laugh or cry. I will hold you up. Brother, if we ever part ways know I am here always,” said Luke Calvin, Deputy Calvin’s brother
“Good bye for now Jake and I’ll meet you again someday,” said Todd Price, Deputy Calvin’s best friend.
Law enforcement officers from across Indiana and neighboring states were in attendance for the service.
To accommodate the crowd of nearly 600, Deputy Calvin’s funeral was held at his alma mater, Carroll High School in Flora.
“We’re here today not to honor the way Deputy Calvin died, but to honor the way he lived his life,” said Sgt Tony Slocum with the Indiana State Police.
Prior to joining the sheriff’s office, Deputy Calvin was in the U.S. Air Force. He also served as a police officer, EMT, and volunteer firefighter.
And beyond his service to his community, Deputy Calvin was also remembered for his character
“He was a model for determination and stubbornness,” said Price. “And he never gave up on a goal or a plan he had even when met with an obstacle. He’d adapt and move on,” said Price
Deputy Calvin is survived by his parents and fiance. The two were set to get married next fall.