Indiana State Police Officer Wrongfully Killed During an Annual Charity Bicycle Ride

Tabor Law Firm represented the wife of an Indiana State Police Lieutenant who helped coordinate and participated in an annual charity bicycle ride around the state of Indiana to benefit C.O.P.S. ("Concerns of Police Survivors"), an organization that provides support to families of officers who are killed in the line of duty.

The Police Lieutenant was riding his bicycle in the charity ride with a group of other police officers southbound on State Road 63 in Vermillion County when the riders' support motor vehicle was rear-ended by a truck being driven by an employee of Defendant Towne Air Freight. As the truck collided with the support motor vehicle, both vehicles were propelled forward and the Police Lieutenant was struck and killed.

Tabor Law Firm successfully represented the Police Lieutenant's wife, in an action for his wrongful death. Our investigation revealed evidence that the Defendant driver failed to keep a proper lookout, was speeding, and was following too closely before he hit the Lieutenant on his bicycle.

Roy Tabor partnered with the widow to establish and administer a scholarship fund for children of Indiana's fallen officers.