Golden Taps plays in honor of Purdue students


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue students and faculty gather to honor fallen students Tuesday night.

It was the annual Golden Taps ceremony to remember students who have passed away within the past year. Ten students were remembered, including Andrew Boldt — the victim in January’s campus shooting.

Two trumpet players performed Taps and one candle was on display for each student who has passed away as well as a bell that was rung.

Family members of the students were given a replica of the Block P statue. University officials hope the replicas show support to the families.

“We certainly are sorry for the loss of the families and friends that are here tonight, and we just wanted to do something to remember them as Boilermakers and let them know that they are always going to be a part of this family going forward,” said Jim Hintz, Interim Dean of Students.

About 100 people came out for the event. 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, off topic, 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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