Statement by Matthew Michuda, father of Jacob Matthew Michuda, emailed to The Journal Gazette on Wednesday morning:
On behalf of myself and family, we are extremely thankful for the hard work and tremendous job of the police and sheriffs departments, specifically Detective Lieutenant Diane Betz, Prosecuting Attorney Michael Lautzenheiser and staff, the A.T.F. agents and Judge Kiracofe.
There was no winner in this case. Nothing will ever heal the scars that we have in our hearts from our loss due to this senseless act. I hope the state of Indiana will begin to recognize such acts as these as a precursor for further state gun laws to enable only responsible citizens to have ownership of firearms. With a gun comes a responsibility. Firearms and alcohol are a tragedy waiting to happen.