Indiana State Police hold memorial service for Master Trooper Detective David Rich

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WABASH, Ind. (WOWO) – A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 5 to honor the memory of Master Trooper Detective Dave Rich.

The Indiana State Police Peru Post and Rich’s family will hold the service at The David Rich Memorial Park, located at the tri-intersection of Wabash Street, Stitt Street and Manchester Avenue in the city of Wabash.

Rich died in the line of duty on July 5, 2007, after approaching a disabled vehicle on U.S. 24 near State Road 115 in Wabash County.

The lone male occupant in the vehicle opened fire, with a shot gun, striking and killing Detective Rich.

It was later determined the disabled vehicle had been stolen the previous day from Gaylord, Michigan.

Master Trooper Detective Rich served the Indiana State Police Department for more than 17 years.

If you have questions concerning this event, call Indiana State Police Sergeant Tony Slocum at 800-382-0689.

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