Outpouring of sympathy for Dep. Jacob Pickett's family and the Boone County Sheriff's Office

Posted: 9:23 PM, Mar 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-03 05:04:34Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- The loss of a law enforcement officer strikes at the heart of all in the law enforcement community.  Condolences for the family of Dep. Jacob Pickett and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pouring in from around the state and the country.

Dep. Pickett was fatally wounded by a suspect following a chase in Lebanon on Friday morning.

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Governor Eric Holcomb released the following statement about the tragedy:

"Janet and I are stunned and heartbroken over the tragic events in Boone County today involving Sheriff Deputy Jacob Pickett. Words cannot convey the sorrow we feel for his wife and young children as well as the entire Boone County Sheriff's Office. I ask Hoosiers around the state to join me in honoring his service and dedication."

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