Correctional Officer Aaron Michael Schoffstall

Correctional Officer Aaron Michael Schoffstall

Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, November 28, 2000

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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

accident, weather

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Dearest son,

Still can’t believe it’s been 22 years today . So long since I heard your voice and saw that smile yet some days it’s like yesterday . I know you are safe and with all our loved ones as well. You are in my heart and on my mind always and so missed by Shaun & Baylie and too many family members to list. I am so proud I got to be your mom in this life & until we meet again keep on riding along with me !!! Love always, Mom

Jena S Schoffstall
Aaron’s mom

November 28, 2022

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