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Trooper Lewis Edward Phillips | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana


Lewis Edward Phillips

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 16, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years, 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Trooper Lewis Phillips was killed in an automobile accident near Springville in LaPorte County while responding to assist another trooper who was pursuing a traffic violator.

Trooper Phillips was traveling westbound on U.S. 20 when his patrol car crested a hill and was struck by a semitrailer whose driver was making an illegal U-turn and was blocking all four lanes of the roadway. The truck driver was charged with involuntary manslaughter, disobeying a traffic control device and having an inadequate log book.

Trooper Phillips had served with the Indiana State Police for 11 months, being killed five days before completing his status as a probationary trooper and was assigned to the Dunes Park post. He had previously served as a weighman in the Motor Carrier Division for 11 months. Trooper Phillips was survived by his parents and brother.

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Trooper Phillips,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Indiana. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
April 16, 2014


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