Trooper Lewis E. Phillips
Hometown: Michigan City, Indiana
Appointed: February 27, 1973
District: Dunes Park
January 1, 1949 - April 16, 1975
Five days before completing one-year as a Probationary Trooper, Trooper Phillips was responding to a call for assistance from a fellow trooper who was pursuing a violator. Trooper Phillips was traveling on U.S. 20 when his patrol car crested a hill and collided with semi-tractor trailer making an illegal U-turn. Trooper Phillips died at the scene.