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FOP Scholarship Recipients 2018

 

Congratulations to Raymond Rutherford of Scottsburg High School and Addison Brasher of Austin High School for being the 2018 recipients of the Amick-Baker-Kellems FOP Scholarship!

 

We wish you luck on your journey!


Amick-Baker-Kellems F.O.P. Lodge 156 represents law enforcement officers in Scott County, Indiana. The agencies in which these officers work include: Scottsburg Police Department, Scott County Sheriffs Department, Austin Police Department, Crothersville Police Department, Indiana State Police, Indiana Conservation Officers and the F.B.I.

Amick-Baker-Kellems F.O.P. Lodge 156 is a non-profit organization of local police officers dedicated to making charitable donations to various community activities. We donate thousands of dollars each year back to our community by giving scholarships to graduating high school seniors, sponsoring youth baseball teams and donating to programs that assist families in living healthier and more productive lifestyles. In addition we have an annual Back to School Shopping With a Cop, in which we purchase a new pair of shoes for less fortunate children as they prepare to start a new school year.

Any full-time Police Officer is eligible, and encouraged, to become an active member of our lodge. We also welcome anyone who is not a full time police officer, and would like to become an associate member.

The lodge is named after local Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Scott County.






 

Deputy Sheriff Harold Amick
Scott County Sheriff's Department
Indiana
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 5, 1934

Biographical Info
Age: 25
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, June 4, 1934
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: One executed, one sentenced to life

Deputy Harold Amick was shot while searching for chicken thieves. He was shot once in the head when he encountered several unrelated suspects who were wanted in the shooting of Patrolman John Pfaffenburger, of the Seymour Police Department earlier in the day. Deputy Amick succumbed to his wounds the following day. Both suspects were apprehended and convicted of Deputy Amick's murder. One offender was sentenced to life in prison and the shooter was sentenced to death. On July 9, 1934, he was executed by electrocution.


Sergeant Jimmie Baker
Scottsburg Police Department
Indiana
End of Watch: Monday, December 21, 1964

Biographical Info
Age: 29
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, December 20, 1964
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Sergeant Jimmie Baker was shot and killed while he and his lieutenant, James Cowles, transported a prisoner from a hospital to the jail. The officers had arrested the man for drunken driving after the man drove into a utility pole. The officers took the man to the hospital where he was checked out and then returned to the officers' custody. As the officers took him to the jail the suspect produced a hidden weapon and shot both officers in the back of the head. Although seriously wounded, Lt. Cowles was able to return fire and kill the suspect. The two officers were transported to Jewish Hospital where Sergeant Baker succumbed to his wounds early the next morning. Sergeant Baker had served with the Scottsburg Police Department for one year.


Trooper William R. Kellems
Indiana State Police
Indiana
End of Watch: Monday, September 30, 1957

Biographical Info
Age: 27
Tour of Duty: 10 months
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, September 30, 1957
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Trooper William Kellems was shot and killed by the suspect who had shot and killed Michigan State Police Trooper Deguld Pellot earlier in the day.

After murdering Trooper Pellot, the suspect fled to Indiana where Trooper Kellams spotted the suspect's vehicle traveling through Scottsburg in Scott County and made a traffic stop. As Trooper Kellams approached the suspect's vehicle, two shots were fired, fatally wounding him. The suspect was finally shot and killed when he attempted to run a roadblock.

Trooper Kellems had served with the Indiana State Police for ten months and was assigned to the Charlestown post.