In Indiana, Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen recently wrote a note to the community about fallen officer Deputy Jacob Pickett, who was shot and killed while chasing a suspect recently.
Above: Deputy Jacob Pickett
“I want you to know that your law enforcement community came together yesterday and went to war against evil and they performed flawlessly. You can be proud of every one of them,” Nielsen wrote. “There are no words that feel adequate to express how that feels to each of us when we lose part of our family. I talked to many people last night including the children in the community. Jake was special to each of us for different reasons and special to all of us for the same reasons.
“The days, weeks, months and years ahead will be difficult,” Nielsen wrote in his letter. “We will need to rely on our community to heal the broken hearts. It will get better but we will never fully recover from such a devastating tragedy, we will never forget because we lost one of our own.”