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BREMEN â€” A bright sun and humid temperature created a positive mood for an otherwise somber event Wednesday morning. Indiana State troopers and their friends and family gathered to honor and remember officers who have died in the line of service. Lieutenant James E. Strong and Captain Andy Coffee worked together to read off the list of the 45 fallen officers, beginning with those who died in the 1930s and ending with the most recent loss in 2008.
Lt. Strong encouraged the group to be inspired by the character and commitment of the lost officers. Chaplain William E. Richardson led the group in a prayer, and several retired officers present were asked to introduce themselves. The memorial ended with a luncheon.