EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Indiana State Police held a memorial service Wednesday to remember officers who died in the line of duty.
The names of 47 fallen officers, dating back to the 1930s, were read aloud at the state police post on Highway 41. Stories of how they lost their lives protecting others were also read.
With each new name came both heartache and memories of loved ones, and companions lost doing what they loved. Serving and protecting the community.
Several of those officers were from right here in southern Indiana, including Sgt. John Hatfull of Evansville and trooper William Kaiser of Tell City.
“When you hear all these different narratives of how these individuals were killed, like I said earlier, it does serve as a grim reminder that our job is very dangerous," said Sgt. Todd Ringle. "A lot of the things that those officers were doing on their last day, we do daily.”
This service is done every year by State Police to serve as a reminder of who they have lost.