OFFICER DOWN: Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shot in Pursuit

Deputy Jacob Pickett and his family continue to selflessly serve even after his fatal wound by donating his organs.

March 2, 2018-Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett was fatally wounded by a fleeing suspect earlier today.

Deputy Pickett, a Brownsburg Indiana native and 2002 graduate of Brownsburg High School has been employed by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office since July of 2015. Prior to his work with BCSO he served as a deputy for the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department from November of 2013 until July of 2015. Deputy Pickett also served as a jailer at the Marion County Jail from 2010 until 2013.

Deputy Pickett was the lead K9 handler for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and patrolled with his partner Brick for more than 2 years.

Deputy Jacob Pickett and his family continue to selflessly serve even after his fatal wound by donating his organs.

The last person killed in the line of duty from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was Sheriff John Pepper in 1935.

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