- Mexico, Indiana
- November 19, 1989
- April 8, 1966 - July 5, 2007 | 41 Years Old
Master Trooper Detective David E. Rich was on his way home towards the end of his shift when he stopped to assist what appeared to be a stranded motorist at the side of road on Highway 24 just east of SR 115 in Wabash County. Detective Rich approached the vehicle with his State Police ID in one hand and his police radio in the other. When M/Trp Rich approached the drivers side window the driver of vehicle shot one round from a shotgun through the window and struck M/Trp Rich in the chest fatally wounding him. The suspect wanted in Michigan for vehicle theft took his own life with a single shotgun round to the head.