Deputy Pickett's wife, Jennifer, thanks the community for their support

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. -- The Boone County Sheriff's Office released a thank you letter Monday to the community from Jennifer Pickett, the widow of slain Deputy Jacob Pickett.

Deputy Pickett was fatally shot in the line of duty on March 2.

In her letter, Jennifer says she has watched the community come together to celebrate and honor her late husband, and to share prayers.

"Many people have reached out to my family offering support and prayer. I feel the strength of those prayers each and every day and so do my boys. We lean into those prayers and into our faith in God during this unexplainable tragedy."

Jennifer says she and her boys are surrounded by the strength of family, friends and communities that knew Deputy Pickett and those who never knew him.

"These families and communities have wholeheartedly supported my family to honor my husband and his serving heart."

She wraps up by thanking the Boone County Sheriff's Office, the Fraternal Order of Police, C.O.P.S., Brownsburg Community School Corporation, Connection Pointe Christian Church, Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, and other organizations, "who have walked alongside us to support and honor Jake."

You can read the full text of Jennifer's letter below:



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