ISP Peru Post to honor its fallen during ceremony on May 11

The Indiana State Police Peru Post will be honoring the 47 employees who have died in the line of duty during a ceremony on Wednesday.

Four members of the Peru Post have died in the line of duty.

  • Sergeant Glen R. Hosier died April 26, 1971, of a gunshot wound he received while leading officers up the staircase of a Miami County home. He was attempting to arrest a murder suspect.
  • Trooper Robert J. Lather II died July 6, 1982, in an automobile crash on U.S. 31 in Miami County. He was assisting the Howard County Sheriff’s Department in pursuit of a traffic violator. The violator drove his car into Trooper Lather’s police car.
  • Master Trooper Detective David E. Rich died July 5, 2007, of a gunshot wound when a motorist he stopped to assist opened fired on him as he approached a disabled vehicle on U.S. 24 in Wabash County.
  • Trooper Daniel R. Barrett died January 27, 2008, while attempting to catch a speeding vehicle on U.S. 31 in northern Fulton County. His police car left the roadway and struck a tree, killing the trooper instantly.

A ceremony will be held in the parking lot of the Peru Post at 11 a.m.

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