Trooper Robert C. Gillespie
Hometown: Bedford, Indiana
Appointed: September 1, 1950
September 1, 1928 - June 8, 1962
While en route to the town of Mitchell in response to a request for assistance, Trooper Gillespie, who was traveling at a high rate of speed with emergency lights on, was forced to leave the road when a pick-up truck slowed in front of him. Leaving the highway to avoid the truck, Trooper Gillespie swerved back on the highway to avoid another car in his path. His vehicle was then struck by another car. Trooper Gillespie died as a result of his injuries.