Officer Kim Carmack remembered for dedication to community, police work

Carmack found dead Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS - The victim of Thursday night's murder-suicide is being remembered for her service and dedication to the community.

RTV6 went back to the archives to learn more about Officer Kim Carmack.

Her name and face appeared in several stories over her 20-year career with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Carmack was dedicated to cleaning up the streets and keeping neighborhoods safe. She was the kind of officer who knew the importance of walking the beat and was dedicated to the people she served, whether she wore a badge or not.

Her work as an undercover officer during prostitution stings helped to nab more than 700 men over five years.

She cared about reforming the person behind the crime too, telling RTV6 in 2002 how prostitution affects a family and a neighborhood.

Carmack proved she wanted to improve the lives of kids in the community. In 1994, she and other officers in the West District pooled their money together to raise $300 to help a family in need. Otherwise, the family would have gone without celebrating Christmas.

Even back then, Carmack knew what protecting and serving was really all about.

"Somebody has to make sure they have a Christmas. I have a big soft spot for children and that's what it is all about," Carmack said.

Carmack’s selfless contributions earned her recognition by community organizations.

In 2001, the West Side Weed and Seed honored Carmack, among others, for making the area a better place to live through volunteerism and community service.

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