Community attends visitation for fallen Tipton Co. deputy

Tipton County sheriff deputy Jacob Calvin

FLORA, Ind. (WLFI) – Community members came together today to pay their respects at a visitation for Tipton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Calvin at Carroll High School in Flora Sunday afternoon.

Carroll and Tipton County residents, law enforcement from across the state, and friends and family were all in attendance. Calvin died last Saturday while responding to a crash on State Road 28 and County Road 500 West in Tipton County. He rolled his squad car on his way to the incident.

Calvin is the third Tipton County Sheriff’s deputy to die in the last eight years, the last being in 2011.

“It’s a reminder of just exactly how dangerous this profession is,” said Indiana State Police Sgt. Ron Galaviz. “It’s not a job, it’s a calling, it’s a way of life. You know men and women around here and all across the country put this uniform on regardless of the color. And they go to work knowing full well that they could potentially be walking into a dangerous, volatile situation.”

Calvin’s funeral will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Carroll High School. It will be followed by a procession to Maple Lawn Cemetery. 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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