Officer Donald R. Sheppard -
November 12th, 1971
Officer Sheppard made the ultimate sacrifice and gave his life for his community in a gun battle with an escaped convict. Following that terrible incident, a park in the town of Highland was dedicated and a monument was erected to honor Officer Sheppard. Maurice Barnes was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and died while serving his sentence. Officer Sheppard was survived by his wife and three small children.
Officer Donald Sheppard was shot and killed during a traffic stop at
9:50 am on Ridge Road near Highland Street.
Officer Robert J Markley- March 10th, 1978
Officer Markley was Killed in the line of duty while directing traffic at the scene of a Hijacking – Kidnapping by a drunk driver. March 10, 1978 2:02 am 8000 block of Indianapolis Blvd (US41)
Officer Robert Markley was struck and killed by a
drunken driver while directing traffic at 2:00 am in the 8000 block of
Indianapolis Boulevard which was the scene of an officer-involved shooting.