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Sergeant John E. Hatfull

Sergeant John E. Hatfull Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
Appointed: January 28, 1973
District: Evansville
March 17, 1942 - April 13, 1987

Sergeant Hatfull, along with other state police officers, responded to the residence of a suicidal subject in Posey County. After a stand-off of several hours, Sergeant Hatfull led the Emergency Response Team into the residence, where he was shot and fatally wounded by the subject.

A United States Marine Corps veteran, Sergeant Hatfull was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant, the only officer to receive such a promotion from the Indiana State Police.

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