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BREAKING: Terre Haute Police Officer Murdered At Federal Building

Terre Haute, IN – A Terre Haute police officer was murdered in the line of duty on Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office has confirmed.

“We have unfortunately had an officer shot in the line of duty. Our officer has passed away,” Terre Haute Police Department (THPD) Public Information Officer Sergeant Ryan Adamson confirmed in a tweet. “We will release more information as the case allows.”

The identity of the officer who was murdered has not been released.

Indiana State Police (ISP) Sergeant Matt Ames said the shooting occurred at about 2 p.m. at a federal building located at 1st Street and Wabash Court, WRTV reported.

The location of the shooting was also near the Vigo County Courthouse, WTHI reported.

The alleged gunman was transported to Regional Hospital and was still in surgery as of mid-afternoon, Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse told WTHI.

Police said earlier in the day they were searching for a white male driving a gold or silver F-150 Ford pickup truck with rear-end damage.

Investigators said he was to be considered armed and dangerous, and urged anyone who spotted him to call 911, WTHI reported.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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