Pictured (L to R) are Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Dept. Lt. Chris McKeand, Kosciusko County Fraternal Order Of Police president; Sadie McCune and Brette Ayres, FOP scholarship recipients; Joel Beam, FOP chaplain; and Jim Smith, FOP vice president. Cameron Shepherd, FOP scholarship recipient, was unavailable for the photo due to his participation on the Anderson University football team. Photo provided.
Pictured (L to R) are Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Dept. Lt. Chris McKeand, Kosciusko County Fraternal Order Of Police president; Sadie McCune and Brette Ayres, FOP scholarship recipients; Joel Beam, FOP chaplain; and Jim Smith, FOP vice president. Cameron Shepherd, FOP scholarship recipient, was unavailable for the photo due to his participation on the Anderson University football team. Photo provided.
The Kosciusko County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 149 recently awarded scholarships to local students.
Recipient Brette Ayres, North Webster, is attending Ball State University, Muncie, and pursuing a degree in criminal justice.
The second scholarship recipient selected was Sadie McCune, Warsaw. McCune is a sophomore at Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and pursuing a nursing degree.
The third recipient is Cameron Shepherd, Warsaw. Shepherd is a sophomore at Anderson University, and is pursuing a criminal justice degree.
The Kosciusko County FOP scholarship program was started in 2006 in remembrance for local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Detective Sgt. Phil Hochstetler was shot and killed in 1994 during a criminal investigation.
Indiana State Police Trooper Jason Beal was assisting a motorist on Ind. 14 in Kosciusko County when he was struck and killed by another motorist in 2000.
KCSD Sgt. Jeff Shaw was attempting to locate children in the roadway when a truck crossed the centerline of Ind. 14, striking his vehicle head-on and killing him in 2009.
Funding for the scholarships is obtained through the annual Kosciusko County FOP Law Enforcement Memorial golf outing.