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.