We share the deep sadness experienced in Indianapolis and Southport today with the heartbreaking loss of two outstanding police officers.
IMPD Deputy Chief of Investigations Jim Waters passed away this afternoon from injuries he suffered in an off-duty car accident on Sunday. He served the City of Indianapolis for nearly 30 years, first as a civilian employee and then several years in law enforcement.
Southport Police Lieutenant Aaron Allan was shot and killed this afternoon after walking up to a car that had flipped over in a crash. Aaron was selected as Southport Police Department’s 2015 Officer of the Year. Lt. Allan’s death is a painful reminder of the very dangerous job public safety officials face in protecting those they serve.
I ask you to join me in keeping these two dedicated public safety servants, their families and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
On behalf of everyone in Frankfort we are grateful to our police officers, firefighters and EMTs for the courageous jobs they do for all of us every day.
Mayor Chris McBarnes