GREENFIELD, Ind. — Indiana State Police and the Hancock County community are mourning the loss of one of their own.
25-year state police veteran Sergeant Mitch Blocher has died from brain cancer.
A private, invitation-only funeral will be held on Saturday, January 16. Plans are to have it livestreamed at noon.
During his career with the Indiana State Police, Sgt. Blocher was a member of the SCUBA team, a SWAT sniper, an investigator and most recently a supervisor for the Electronic Surveillance Unit.
Captain Tony Delello, Indiana State Police Area Five Commander, and longtime friend to Sgt. Blocher said, “Mitch stood strong on his values, to include his family, his faith and his community. His passion for his career and public safety was apparent in every aspect of his life. He worked tirelessly for twenty-five years to ensure safety in his community and beyond. Mitch will be remembered as a loyal leader who was a mentor to many.”
Blocher lived in Greenfield and was a member of the Indiana State Police Alliance.
In a post shared on Facebook, ISP and the alliance sent condolences to Blocher’s friends and family.
The police alliance also thanked those who supported the family over the last few months.
The Greenfield police department also made a post, saying their hearts are broken.