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National Police Week 2007
(May 10, 2007)

National Police Week 2007

May 14th through May 18th

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office joins the rest of the country in remembering National Police Week 2007, held May 14th through May 18th. Tuesday May 15, 2007 has been set aside as National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Day. In Washington D.C, the names of all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during 2006 will be read, and their names inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial monument in Judicial Square.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office sets aside this special week to remember Deputy Earl Vaughn and Reserve Deputy Tracy Miles, who were both killed in the line of duty while serving here in Johnson County, Indiana. Deputy Vaughn was electrocuted at Whiteland Road and State Road 135 as he investigated a traffic collision, while Reserve Deputy Miles was struck and killed by the elderly driver of a Recreational Vehicle as he tried to help a stranded motorist along Interstate 65. We invite the public to memorialize their sacrifice by placing a single blue light in the front window of your home during this special week.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Honor Guard, pictured above, recently completed rendering honors to Jail Matron Kim Oldham, who succumbed to a long fought battle with Cancer. The Honor Guard took Kim to her final resting place, and helped to comfort grieving family and friends. Prior to that, the Honor Guard responded to a call to assist the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department by handling funeral details for Retired Marion County Sheriff Eads.

"Honoring Those Who Have Gone Before"