Terre Haute officer killed in shootout honored as a hero

WRTVPublished: May 9, 2018Updated: May 10, 2018
Published: May 9, 2018Updated: May 10, 2018

A western Indiana police officer who was killed during a shootout with a homicide suspect was honored Wednesday as a hero who didn’t flee from danger. Hundreds of officers from around the country joined other mourners inside Indiana State University’s basketball arena at the funeral for Terre Haute Officer Robert Pitts. Officials said Pitts, 45, was fatally wounded Friday when he and other officers approached suspect Christopher A. Wolfe, 21, who died of a gunshot wound after barricading himself inside an apartment. Colleagues and friends told stories about Pitts as a modest, hard-working officer whose mother wasn’t aware of the many department honors he had received, and as a conscientious father to his daughter and two sons.

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