Indiana FOP thanks public for support following death of Deputy Pickett

The Indiana Fraternal Order of Police wants to thank the state of Indiana for the outpouring of support shown to the family of fallen Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett.

William Owensby, President of the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police released a letter on Wednesday, which said in part:

“I have been to nearly every line of duty death in Indiana in my 35 year law enforcement career. None have been easy, they have all been heart-wrenching. They have all left me with a strong feeling of support from the communities, however. I often maintain while speaking at meetings I've attended that there is overwhelming support for the men and women in law enforcement. I know there is It is never more apparent, however, than when the public pays homage to a fallen hero.”

Owensby asked the public in the letter to never forget the feeling of gratitude that they've shown and to thank an officer when you see them 'a month from now, six months from now, a year from now.'

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(This story was originally published on March 14, 2018)

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