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Service to honor fallen ISP personnel

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

More than 40 Indiana State Police personnel have lost their lives in the line of duty. The list includes Sgt. George W. Campbell of Brazil.

He was appointed Sept. 1, 1950, and was assigned to the Putnamville District at the time of his death on July 18, 1969.

Campbell died of a heart attack during the arrest of a truck driver who had attempted to pass a weigh station near Putnamville.

Each year the deceased are honored in a memorial service. This year's service is planned for 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfizer Plant Recreation Facility at the southwest corner of Dallas Drive and Carlisle Road in Terre Haute.

The service will last about 30 minutes.

Indiana State Police maintain a memorial on the east side of Indianapolis, just off Post Road at I-70.

It is a "Walk of Remembrance" leading visitors to three black granite tablets and an eternal flame.

The names of the deceased are inscribed on the tablets.

The sound of "Taps" echoes each hour from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. through a grove of trees surrounding the site.

The memorial is open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Sign in at the Indianapolis District office, 8500 E. 21st St., and you will be given directions to the permanent memorial.

Since 1933, 42 department personnel have died. Their names, photos and a description of their sacrifice can be found at


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