May 14, 2019

VIDEO: Young Honors Indiana Law Enforcement Officers During National Police Week

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Click here or the image above to watch Senator Young’s remarks.


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today recognized Indiana law enforcement officers who are being honored as part of National Police Week 2019. The annual memorial honors law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty.


Seven officers from Indiana are being honored this year:

  • Sergeant Benton Hurley Bertram, Charlestown Police Department, Dec. 2018
  • Sergeant Edward Ronald Bollman, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Feb. 2018
  • Sergeant Joseph Alan Cox Jr., Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Feb. 2017
  • Deputy Sheriff Jacob Matthew Pickett, Boone County Sheriff’s Dept, March 2018
  • Patrolman Robert Shawn Pitts, Terre Haute Police Department, May 2018
  • Officer Charles W. Schmitt, Evansville Police Department, Jan. 1932
  • Officer David Alexander Tinsley, Fort Wayne Police Department, Sept. 2018


“This morning I had an opportunity to visit with the family of Robert Pitts. Roberts Pitts spent 16 years honorably serving the people of Terre Haute, Indiana on their police department. He was killed in the line of duty last May, and we honor him, we honor our other police officers and their families during this National Police Week, of which I was proud to be a cosponsor,” said Senator Young.


Senator Young, along with all 99 of his fellow Senators, cosponsored a resolution to recognize May 12-18 as National Police Week 2019. This resolution recognizes the bravery and sacrifice of police officers and their families, identifies the need to ensure law enforcement has the correct tools and training to build safer communities, acknowledges those officers who have fallen in the line of duty, and expresses condolences to the families of those officers who have given their lives in service to their communities.


Photos from Senator Young’s meeting with the family of Officer Robert Pitts are below:

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