Boone County Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty

  • Boone County Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty

Boone County Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty

A father and son duo, John Baldwin Sr. and John Baldwin Jr., (John Baldwin Jr. pictured below) were also taken into custody.

John Perrine says a Boone County Sheriff's deputy was shot about 9:30 a.m. Friday.

A fallen deputy from central IN was honored with a touching vigil.

They attempted to arrest him, but he got into a vehicle with two other people and led police on a auto chase, which the sheriff's office joined. Pickett joined the pursuit to assist the officers.

"Deputy Jacob Pickett is a hero and one of Indiana's finest", Rokita said.

The vehicle chase turned into a foot chase, at which point, shots were fired, striking Pickett and one of the suspects.

Indiana State Police say the incident began when Lebanon Police officers noticed a wanted man, John Baldwin, Jr., while attempting to serve a warrant at a home on Yates Street.

The chase ended when Baldwin's vehicle came to an abrupt stop about 10 minutes later, according to Perrine.

A second suspect, 21-year-old Anthony Bumgarht of Lebanon, was shot by police. He said that suspect's condition isn't known.

Baldwin Sr. (pictured below) is no stranger to Boone County law enforcement. Baldwin Jr. drove away. This is according to a report from the Indiana State Police. Baldwin Jr., the driver, fled again in the silver Ford.

Lebanon Community School Corporation schools and support facilities were placed on lockdown and lockout. His life is being preserved so he can be an organ donor.

Deputy Pickett was the lead K9 handler for the Boone County Sheriff's Office and patrolled with his partner Brick for more than 2 years.

The last employee of the Boone County Sheriff's Office killed in the duty was Sheriff John Pepper in 1935.