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    Trooper Down

    Master Trooper David Rich
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    End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 2007

    Biographical Info
    Age: 41
    Tour of Duty: 18 years
    Badge Number: Not available

    Incident Details
    Cause of Death: Gunfire
    Date of Incident: Thursday, July 5, 2007
    Weapon Used: Shotgun
    Suspect Info: Shot and killed

    Master Trooper David Rich was shot and killed by a suspect on US 24, in Wabash, Indiana.

    Trooper Rich stopped to help a motorist he believed was stranded about one mile west of Wabash.The motorist, a 21-year-old male, shot him in the chest. The suspect then reloaded the shotgun and killed himself.

    Trooper Rich had served with the Indiana State Police for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and twin sons.

    RIP Brother may you find peace. Thoughts and prayers enroute to the family, friends, co-workers and people of the state of Indiana who were served by this officer.
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    Rest in peace Trooper Rich


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    RIP Trooper Rich.

    This happened just around the corner from my hometown, and I know the local area is going to feel devastated by his loss. As far as the POS that did this, iso607 already stated my feelings.
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    Rest in peace.

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    RIP, sir.

    The bastard that shot him is from around my area here in Michigan.
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    Ladies and Gentelmen,in the past month or so,all I can say is this shit is getting very old -very fast.

    RIP trooper Rich,we have your watch now.

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    Tragic,, RIP
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    Unbelieveable- checking on a 'stranded motorist' with no way of knowing that he had killed his wife and stolen a car earlier.
    July 06. 2007 6:59AM
    State trooper killed in highway shooting
    WABASH, Ind. (AP) -- A state trooper and another person were killed during a shooting Thursday along a northern Indiana highway, state police said.

    The shooting happened along U.S. 24 about 4 p.m. and investigators were working to piece together what happened, state police Sgt. Tony Slocum said.

    Master Trooper Detective David Rich, 41, was killed, Slocum said. Rich, an 18-year veteran of the state police, was married with three children and the son of retired state trooper and former Miami County Sheriff Jack Rich.

    The person believed to have shot Rich also was killed, though Slocum said he could not immediately describe the circumstances. The name of that person was not immediately released.

    The shooting prompted authorities to shut down the four-lane highway in both directions around the scene about 40 miles southwest of Fort Wayne.
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