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

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My dearest son,
We honored you and your Dad yesterday and sent balloons to heaven . One blue balloon was still at the top of the tree like a solitary star when I left !
I stood by the cemetery markers, I see the dates , but I still expect you to come through the door & I long to see your smile and hear your voice , but I know that can never happen my son.
It has been 20 years today and life does goes on but there is always that empty spot in everything we do .
You & Dad would be so proud of the wonderful man your brother is and his daughter is a lot like you were as a kid.
Your daughter looks so much like you it’s simply unbelievable and she also has your dry sense of humor.
You are both missed so much words can never express the feeling .
It is hard for all of us in our own way , but I know one day I will see you and Dad again....I just want you both to meet me when it’s my time .
Love you my son , Mom

Aaron’s mom
Aaron M Schoffstall EOW 11/28/2000 VCSD

November 28, 2020

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