Statement issued Monday:
The Indiana State Police Peru Post will conduct its annual memorial service on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
Forty-five Indiana State Police employees have died in the line of duty since the department was created in 1933.
Four troopers from the Indiana State Police Peru District have died in the line of duty:
•Sergeant Glen R. Hosier died April 26, 1971, of a gunshot wound he received while leading officers up the stair case of a Miami County home. He was attempting to arrest a murder suspect.
•Trooper Robert J. Lather II died July 6, 1982, in an automobile crash on U.S. 31 in Howard County. He was assisting the Howard County Sheriff’s Department in pursuit of a traffic violator.
•Master Trooper Detective David E. Rich died July 5, 2007, of a gunshot wound he received when a motorist he stopped to assist opened fired on him as he approached a disabled vehicle on U.S. 24 in Wabash County.
•Trooper Daniel R. Barrett died January 27, 2008, while attempting to catch a speeding vehicle on U.S. 31 in northern Fulton County. His police car left the roadway and struck a tree, killing the trooper instantly.