Memorial Service at ISP Putnamville Post

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Members of the Indiana State Police gathered on Wednesday for a somber ceremony at the Putnamville Post.

The annual memorial service honors those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

The name of each fallen member was read, along with a description of how they lost their life.

Afterward, there was a performance of “Amazing Grace” and the playing of “Taps”.

The ISP Chaplain then delivered the closing benediction.

It’s a moving event for everyone in attendance.

“It’s very important to me that the families of the fallen troopers are remembered and it means a lot to them as well that their loved one is not forgotten if their lost in the line of duty,” says Trooper Nicole Cheeks.

“They paid the ultimate sacrifice. They’ve given everything to the state of Indiana, the people of Indiana. Their families have suffered over the years,” says Sgt. Joe Watts. “So again, we just want to bring that back and never let them be lost or forgotten.”

46 members of the Indiana State Police have died in the line of duty since the department’s inception in 1933.

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