By PoliceOne Staff
WABASH, Ind. — Law enforcement officers across Indiana came out in full force to support the daughter of an officer killed in the line of duty.
Fox News reports that 39 LEOs from six departments in Indiana attended Lauren Rich’s high school graduation on Saturday. Lauren’s father, Master Trooper Detective Dave Rich, was fatally shot in 2007 while investigating a reported stranded vehicle.
Sgt. Tony Slocum said Lauren was 7 years old when her father, who served for 17 years, was killed.
“Congrats Lauren, we promise we will never forget your family’s sacrifice,” Slocum wrote in a tweet.
Slocum called Lauren’s father an “awesome guy” and said the fallen trooper would’ve been proud of the “great young lady” Lauren has become.
Lauren Rich was 7 when her dad Master Trooper Detective Dave Rich was killed in the line of duty. Today she graduated from high school with 39 of her dads friends, from six police departments, in attendance. Congrats Lauren, we promise we will never forget your families sacrifice pic.twitter.com/kFMNXM4Ntz
— Sgt. Tony Slocum (@ISPPeru) June 3, 2018