Memorial Service for Fallen Pulaski County Officers Held Yesterday

Sheriff Michael Gayer talks of the fallen officers

A memorial service for the fallen officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was held yesterday at noon ET in front of the Pulaski County Justice Center. The service was held to commemorate the lives of Sheriff Charles Oglesby, Sheriff Milo “Mike” Lewis and Deputy Shad Bassett who were killed in the line of duty. Sheriff Michael Gayer said it’s important to hold this service once a year.

The pastor from the Bethel Bible Church led those congregated in a prayer

“It’s something that I brought over from the State Police,” explained Sheriff Michael Gayer. “The service is to commemorate the fallen officers of this department and we’ve had three. During my presentation, I also like to remember the men and women who serve our country in uniform both here on the homeland and overseas fighting for our freedom.”

The pastor from the Bethel Bible Church led those congregated in prayer, a song was performed by retired State Police Major Tom Melville, “Taps” was performed by a member of the Francesville American Legion and State Police Investigator Brian Schnick, and members of the Francesville American Legion conducted a 21-gun salute.

Members of the family of fallen officers attended the service
Indiana State Police Ret. Maj. Tom Melville
Francesville American Legion members conduct the 21-gun salute
Indiana State Police Officer Brian Schnick played "Taps"
Officers salute during the playing of "Taps"