Clipped From The Indiana Gazette
29 LAW OFFICERS HAVE LOST LIVES IN STATE SERVICE H^ARRISBURG, Jan. — Since the organization of the State Police force more than 25 years ago nine troopers have been shot and killed in the line of duty. .Twenty State Policemen have met violent deaths in that per- Since the organisation of the State Highway Patrol five years ago two patrolmen have been shot and killed, and nine is the total number of patrolmen patrolmen who met violent deaths. The second patrolman shot.and killed was Btady Paul, who met death near New Castle, Dec. 27. ! Of the State Highway Patrolmen the majority of those killed on duty •were victims of motorcycle "spills" or collisions with automobiles. A number of State Policemen met; detiS,- in the same manner. . •.••••.••.'•.'•.'•'.. ; ._/" , Patrolrnen killed were as .follows:' Theodore F,. Rossow, 192'(; Vnice..., Hassen, 1927; Martin A; HanOhoe, 1927; Sharon C. Wible r 1928- J a y Proof, 1928; Andrew Miller;- 1928; Russell T. Swanson, shot, 1929;;^ : ells C. Hammond, 1929 -and -Brady C.,. Paul,, shot, 1929: William J v . ]?helan in in 1925 and Harry'L. Smith^in 1929 died from natural causes while v ih bers of the patrol. ;'. '