Hammond Officer Travels to Indpls for Memorial, Nabs a Wanted Fugitive While There

Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said “It’s a good example of how the men and women
of the Hammond Police Department and ALL police departments are never truly
off-duty. They risk their lives every day, and in this case, even when paying their
respects to their fallen brother and one of Southport’s finest.”

August 17, 2017-A Hammond Police Officer who was travelling to Indianapolis for the memorial service for Slain Officer Aaron Allan managed to nab a wanted fugitive while he was in town. According to Lt. Steven Kellogg of the Hammond Police Department, “On July 28, Southport, Indiana Police Lt. Aaron Allan was fatally gunned down after
attempting to save the life of his assailant who was trapped inside of an overturned vehicle following an accident. On August 5, Hammond Police Officers from the Region Police Pipes and Drums traveled to Indianapolis in support of their fallen brother in law enforcement. But one member went above and beyond while in the Indianapolis area.”

According to Lt. Kellogg, a Hammond Police Officer used intelligence gathered by the gang intelligence unit to determine that a wanted subject may have been working in the Indianapolis area. Based on that information, a Hammond officer checked out a local car wash and located Reginald Lipscomb, age 20 from Hammond. “Lipscomb was wanted for Armed Robbery and other charges from the City of Hammond which also included the threatening of police officers. The officer observed a male subject that matched the description of Lipscomb working at the car wash. The
Hammond Officer, working with other members of the Hammond Police Gang Unit and members of the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, identified the wanted suspect. Mr. Lipscomb, one of Lake County’s top ten fugitives, was taken in to custody without incident” Lt. Kellogg stated.

Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said “It’s a good example of how the men and women of the Hammond Police Department and ALL police departments are never truly off-duty. They risk their lives every day, and in this case, even when paying their respects to their fallen brother and one of Southport’s finest.” “I am proud of the hard work Hammond Police Officers provide on a daily basis,” stated Mayor McDermott. “Hammond is a safer place because of the diligence and initiative taken by this police officer.”

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  1. We the people Reply

    We need more like them! Let’s use the casino money to hire more police officers.

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