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Trooper Robert J. Lather II

Trooper Robert J. Lather II Hometown: Greentown, Indiana
Appointed: December 15, 1974
District: Peru
December 15, 1951 - July 6, 1982

On routine patrol, Trooper Lather responded to a call for assistance from a Howard County Sheriff's Deputy who was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling at speeds in excess of 95 miles per hour. While attempting to slow the fleeing vehicle, Trooper Lather pulled in front of the car and was killed when the speeding vehicle ran into his police car.

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