Fishers Community Mourns the Death of Police Officer
FISHERS, Ind-The entire community in Fishers is mourning the passing of Fishers Police Department Officer Ron Shepard. He passed away Wednesday surrounded by his family and friends. Shepard will be best known for what he did on November 10, 1990. On that day, he responded to a violent domestic disturbance call at a residence near Fishers where a man with a shotgun was holding his girlfriend, a 3-year-old girl, and a 5-year-old boy hostage. Attempts to speak with the man failed, so Shepard took action. He busted through a glass door to save the hostages and take the man into custody. He did sustain severe cuts on his face and hands as a result, but later took home the Medal of Valor. He also won the Meritorious Service Award in 2001 and 2013 along with the Distinguished Service Award in 1996.
Shepard began his law enforcement career in 1982 and was hired by the Fishers Police Department full-time in 1990. At one point, he was an Evidence Technician responsible for processing crime scenes and even helped design the Fitness Center in the Fishers Police Department.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
(PHOTO: Fishers Police Department)