Detective Sergeant Jack R. Ohrberg

Detective Sergeant Jack R. Ohrberg

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, December 11, 1980

Jack R. Ohrberg

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.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Two executed

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Jack was a great Police Officer. a devoted husband, father, and MENTOR. He treated everyone, even the "bad guys" with respect and dignity.

He is sorely missed and shall NEVER be forgotten!

Mike Phelps
Devoted friend.

December 14, 2017

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