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On March 2, 2018 Deputy Jacob Pickett of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was shot in the line of duty. Jacob paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost his life. This year I will be honoring him by putting his name on my running bib and completing the ‘5k Run for the Badge’. Jacob was a friend, a fellow officer as well as a fellow Canine Handler.
This race will be a very special event for me and I want to be the top fundraiser. The money raised for this race goes to a very worthy cause that supports the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Initially I had increased my goal to $1000 but I need your help to go above and beyond this amount.
Please support me as I take a stand behind the brave men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect, as well as honoring the lives of our fallen brothers and sisters.
Thank you.

Below is Jake’s ODMP post.

Deputy Sheriff Jacob M. Pickett
Boone County Sheriff's Office, Indiana
End of Watch Friday, March 2, 2018
• Age 34
• Tour 8 years
• Badge Not available
Incident Details
• Cause Gunfire
• Weapon Gun; Unknown type
• Offender Shot and wounded

Jacob M. Pickett
Deputy Sheriff Jake Pickett succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained while attempting to apprehend a wanted subject.

The man had fled from Lebanon police officers who had gone to his home to serve a warrant on a different person. The officers recognized the man as also having warrants but he fled in a vehicle with two other people when the officers tried to take him into custody. Deputy Pickett, a canine handler, joined the pursuit until it came to a stop on Indian Springs Road.

The wanted man fled on foot with Deputy Pickett and his canine in pursuit. Deputy Pickett was shot in the head as he rounded the corner of a building. The subject was shot and wounded by another officer before being taken into custody. The second subject continued to flee in the vehicle but was taken into custody following another pursuit that ended on I-65.

Deputy Pickett was transported to Witham Hospital before being flown to St. Vincent Hospital, in Indianapolis, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was kept on life support until the evening of March 4th, 2018, so that his organs could be donated.

Deputy Pickett had served with the Boone County Sheriff's Office for three years. He had previously served with the Tipton County Sheriff's Office for two years and the Marion County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and two children.