Correctional Officer Aaron Michael Schoffstall

Correctional Officer Aaron Michael Schoffstall

Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Aaron Michael Schoffstall

Correctional Officer Aaron Schoffstall was killed when he fell over a rail of the Wabash River Bridge on State Road 63.

Correctional Officer Schoffstall and another deputy were in uniform, riding to work, when they stopped to investigate an accident scene. While conducting the investigation, Correctional Officer Schoffstall fell over the rail to the pavement, approximately 33 feet below. Weather conditions were snowy at the time, causing the bridge to be icy.

Correctional Officer Schoffstall had served with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, brother and parents.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 84-55

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

Most Recent Reflection

View all 36 Reflections

I stumbled across this site and I couldn't agree more with the comments made about Aaron. When Aaron came into our lives we experienced a new level of happiness along with our daughter. He was put in our family by a higher power for sure, we often talked about how we couldn't have hand picked a better husband for our daughter. When he passed our hearts were broken. Time does not heal it just fills the space with life without them. Never to see his smile again.

Gayle Decker
Mother in law

March 7, 2018

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.