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Honoring fallen officers

Friday, May 15, 2009

More than 50 Indiana State Police troopers, retired troopers and local law enforcement personnel attended the ISP Terre Haute District Memorial Service at Forest Park Friday. The service honored the memory of those ISP employees who "gave all" while in the line of duty. Pictured are (front left) ISP Captain Danny Price and Lt. Mike Eslinger reading the list of 45 officers killed since the ISP was founded in 1933, while troopers Tim Rader, David Petrowski, Mike Taylor and (not pictured) Mike Laney stand attention as part of the color guard. Ivy Jackson Photo.


Local ISP officers who died in line of duty

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ISP Trooper Eugene Teague

Appointed to ISP: June 1, 1933

District: General Headquarters - Indianapolis

Deceased: December 21, 1933

Following a tip that Dillinger gang member Edward Shouse would be at the Frances Hotel in Paris, Ill., Trooper Teague was waiting nearby in his patrol car. When Shouse and two female accomplices arrived at the hotel, Trooper Teague struck the Shouse's car with his vehicle. As Shouse attempted to escape, a gun battle ensued and Trooper Teague was killed in the crossfire.

Although Teague's hometown is listed as Indianapolis, ISP officials told The Brazil Times they believe the officer had roots in the Clay County area. For more information about ISP personnel killed in the line of duty, log onto Memorial portion of the ISP website located at www.in.gov/isp/2336.htm.

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ISP Sergeant George W. Campbell

July 19, 1924 - June 18, 1969

Hometown: Brazil, Indiana

Appointed to ISP: September 1, 1950

Assigned District: Putnamville Post

While on assignment at truck weigh scales on United States 40, located near the Putnamville Post, Sergeant Campbell died of a heart attack during the arrest of a truck driver who had attempted to pass the weigh station.

For more information about ISP personnel killed in the line of duty, log onto Memorial portion of the ISP website located at www.in.gov/isp/2336.htm.



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