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May 9, 2014

State police fallen personnel recalled

The annual Indiana State Police Versailles District memorial service was held Thursday, May 1, at the post, said Sgt. Noel Houze, the district's public information officer.

District troopers, civilian employees and their family members, plus ISP state superintendent Doug Carter, 18 retired ISP personnel, local and county law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, judges and other elected officials attended the 11 a.m. service.

Memorial services have been held annually at all ISP districts in May since the early 1940s to perpetuate the memory of all ISP personnel who have died in the line of duty. To date, there have been 43 troopers, two motor carrier inspectors and one civilian employee who have died while on duty.

Of those, Versailles has lost two – Trooper William Rayner, who was killed Dec. 18, 1966; and Trooper Andrew Winzenread, who was killed April 25, 1997.

Two fallen troopers from the former Seymour Post, which merged with Versailles District in 2010, also were remembered: George orster, killed May 17, 1938; and Earl Brown, killed Aug. 31, 1955.

Lt. Anthony Scott, Versailles District commander, and Cpt. Steve Priest, ISP Area IV commander, read the roll call of deceased troopers.

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