Two police officers were tragically shot in Mitchell, Indiana early Sunday morning. The officers were flown to Indianapolis for treatment and, according to State Police, were conscious and alert. A suspect is in custody and the identities of both the officers and suspect have yet to be revealed. In light of this tragedy, the area of 4800 State Road 37 near Mitchell has been closed and the Indiana State Police are actively investigating the scene.
As details continue to emerge, it has been confirmed that the officers shot were from the Mitchell Police Department and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. 13News has a crew on the way to the scene and will bring updates as they become available.
The incident is a reminder of the dangers police officers face every day. It is also a reminder of the selfless service they provide to our communities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers, their families, and all those affected by this tragedy.