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Killed in the Line of Duty
(April 29, 2006)

Line of Duty Death

The men and women of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office offers its sincerest condolences to the men and women of the South Bend Police Department, the South Bend community, and the friends and family of South Bend Police Corporal Scott Lee Severns. Corporal Severns was shot and killed in the line of duty on April 23, 2006 while attempting to thwart an Armed Robbery attempt. A line of duty death funeral was conducted on April 28, 2006; The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was represented.

Inside the funeral program was a very appropriate quote from President Theodore Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who’s face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in worthy cause; who, at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he failed, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

Corporal Scott Lee Severns, a Fallen Hoosier Hero

Date Of Birth: June 25, 1969

End of Watch: April 23, 2006