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Indiana Deputy Shot in Foot Pursuit on Life Support for Organ Donation

March 02, 2018  | 

Boone County (IN) Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Pickett with K-9 partner Brick. Pickett was shot during a foot pursuit Friday and is on life support for organ donation. (Photo: Boone County SO)
Boone County (IN) Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Pickett with K-9 partner Brick. Pickett was shot during a foot pursuit Friday and is on life support for organ donation. (Photo: Boone County SO)

A Boone County, IN, Sheriff's deputy will not survive the injuries he sustained after getting shot in the line of duty while assisting Lebanon police Friday morning. Deputy Jacob Pickett’s body is being preserved so his organs can be donated. Three suspects are in custody.

Officers with the Lebanon Police Department were serving an arrest warrant in the area of Hoosier Estates around 8:30 a.m. for 28-year-old John Baldwin Jr. The warrant was for two 2017 cases: auto theft and possession of syringe. Police say Baldwin Jr. and two others got into a vehicle and fled the scene, reports Fox59.

A police pursuit ensued through Lebanon, and at some point during the pursuit, Pickett, 30,  got involved to assist. It turned into a foot pursuit, and he was shot. Anthony Baumgardt, 21, is the suspected shooter.

Pickett was a husband and a father of two children, ages 3 and 4. He worked for the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office before he was hired in Boone County. He worked hard to become a K-9 officer and was with his K-9 Brick at the time of the shooting.

Comments (5)

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Jon Retired LEO @ 3/2/2018 5:13 PM

Condolences and Prayers to Deputy Pickett's family and the Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Department. RIP Deputy Pickett. As for the suspects, may you rot in HELL!

Patricia Nutt @ 3/3/2018 9:25 PM

I Pray will always be watching over you all.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sgt Red @ 3/5/2018 11:57 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his fellow deputies.

Trigger @ 3/10/2018 10:44 AM

Rest In Peace my brother, I pray that the Good Lord is holding you and your family close.

Bob peterson @ 3/10/2018 12:28 PM

What has happened to society? Why do so many people want to kill police. It’s because most criminal types know that they might get the death penalty and live with free room and board,college programs,air cond. and cable for 20 years, then they might get their sentence commuted to life and then they might get out of it because of a technicality. There is no deterrent for them to stop shooting police. I know we can’t do this but thugs who shoot police should never make it to jail. They should be shot . If police started shooting thugs and killing them, this would be a deterrent. When an officer is killed, look at what the family goes through. A thug who shoots a police office needs to know that he is going to die by police or his own hand. I am sick of police officers being killed while they are trying to help society. If a thug does make it to court, it is our responsibility to get him death.

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