BATTLE GROUND (WLFI) – Forty-three Indiana State Troopers and three ISP civilian employees have died in the line of duty since 1921. Each year, ISP posts from around the state remember those who have fallen with a ceremony.
ISP troopers and other area police officers gathered to listen as the name of each trooper was called out. Along with the names, the circumstances of their deaths were also announced. A 21-gun salute was performed by the American Legion Post 11 followed by the playing of TAPS.
ISP Sgt. Ann Hampton said it is important to remember those made the ultimate sacrifice.
“It means a lot to me. I’ve had several friends that have passed on that I knew pretty well. So, it hits pretty close to home,” said Hampton.
ISP Sgt. Kim Riley said when a police officer dies in the line of duty, it inspires troopers to continue to do their job.