JASPER — The Indiana State Police, Jasper Post honored the memories of officers who died in the line of duty on Thursday, May 5 during an annual Fallen Officer Memorial Service. These services happen at all Indiana State Police districts in May to honor fallen men and women insuring their sacrifices were not made in vain.
Dave Drew has been a state trooper for nearly 30 years spoke on the importance of the job he and his contemporaries do every day to ensure the safety of the community.
“I’ve been a trooper since 1993, it’s been a boy hood dream to be down here helping people every day and doing the best we can,” Drew said.
Roughly 100 people attended the morning service to hear and speak on behalf of their fellow brave troopers who gave their lives while serving the local community. Jasper District Commander Lieutenant Jason Allen along with another officer read the names of each fallen officer.
“I found something that I love to do every day, each day can bring something different and we just get the chance to help the community,” said Drew.
For more information on those who have given their lives serving the Dubois County community and across Indiana visit the Indiana State Police website at https://www.in.gov/isp/about-isp/in-memoriam/.