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3 IN officers killed in the line of duty, Gov. declares period of mourning

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (FOX 32 News) - After three Indiana police officers were killed in the line of duty in the course of one week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence declared a period of mourning for the state.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Perry Renn, Tipton County Deputy Sheriff Jacob Calvin and Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield were all killed on duty last week while protecting the public.

Tuesday, Governor Pence announced an official period of mourning to honor the lives of the three fallen Hoosier heroes:

Every Hoosier feels the loss of these fallen officers and stands with their families and communities during this week of heartbreak. It is altogether fitting that every community in Indiana show solidarity, support and prayers for these officers and their families during this time,” said Pence. “As such, I am ordering the flags to be lowered to half-staff statewide in honor of the sacrifice each of these officers made while serving their fellow Hoosiers in the line of duty. I urge every Hoosier to remember the service and sacrifice of these men and their families during this official period of mourning.

Gov. Pence has plans to travel to Lake County, Ind. to meet with the family of Gary Officer Jeffrey Westerfield.

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