Wife of fallen Deputy Jacob Pickett writes ‘thank you’ letter to Boone County community


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BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – The wife of Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett, who was killed in the line of duty, wrote a heartfelt letter thanking the Boone County Community for their support.

Read Jen Pickett’s full letter below:

“Over the last week, I have watched a community come together to celebrate and honor the man I love as a husband, father, and deputy. Many people have reached out to my family offering support and prayer. I feel the strength of those prayers each and every day and so do my boys. We lean into those prayers and into our faith in God during this unexplainable tragedy. We are surrounded by the strength of our family, law enforcement family, our church family, my school family, friends, and communities that Jake served and others that never knew him. These families and communities have wholeheartedly supported my family to honor my husband and his serving heart. For this support, I am eternally grateful.

Thank you to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the Fraternal Order of Police, C.O.P.S., Brownsburg Community School Corporation, Connection Pointe Christian Church, Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, and other contributing organizations who have walked alongside us to support and honor Jake.”

Deputy Jacob Pickett was killed in the line of duty on March 2 while assisting Lebanon police with a pursuit. Last Friday, thousands of mourners paid their last respects to Pickett at his funeral service. He was later honored with a 52-mile long procession before he was laid to rest in the Heroes of Public Safety Section at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

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