WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Todd Rokita spoke on the House floor in honor of the late Deputy Jacob Pickett of Boone County who died in the line of duty last week.
Watch his floor speech here.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a Hoosier hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Deputy Jacob Pickett of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was killed in the line of duty on March 2, 2018. Jacob was a five year veteran in law enforcement and served as the leader in the department’s K-9 unit. He held the rank of Sheriff Deputy in Boone County. One of Indiana’s finest, Jacob is a hero and acted selflessly on the day that took an unexpected and fatal turn. But he died doing what he was trained to do: protecting the thin blue line and keeping the community he loved safe from harm’s grasp. Jacob leaves behind his wife, Jennifer, two young children, and K-9 partner – Brik, to carry on his legacy of service to fellow Hoosiers. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.
As the Gospel of Matthew says: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
Rest in peace Deputy Pickett.”
Pickett’s funeral will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Connection Pointe Christian Church followed by a burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. The funeral procession is expected to run between 1:30 p.m and 5 p.m.