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Detective Sergeant Jack R. Ohrberg | Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

Detective Sergeant

Jack R. Ohrberg

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, December 11, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Offender: Two executed

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Detective Sergeant Jack Ohrberg was shot and killed while attempting to serve murder warrants.

Two suspects were apprehended by other officers at the scene. Both suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On December 8, 1994, one offender became the last person to be executed by electrocution in the state. On July 18, 1996, the other offender became the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the state.

Detective Sergeant Ohrberg had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife, four children and one grandson.

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I love you, papaw. For some reason you've been on my mind heavily lately.

Megan Neely
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March 23, 2016

 

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