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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My dearest son it will soon be 23 years since your passing. Just attended the Fallen Officers ceremony for Indiana FOP in Indianapolis. Never fails to impress upon me what a dangerous job it is to be a law enforcement officer and even more so today. I pray for you and your Dad every day and for the officers who do the job every day to be safe and go home to their families! I miss you and that wonderful smile every single day . Til we meet again my son I love you so very much !

Mom of Aaron M. Schoffstall Jena S. Scho
Vigo County Sheriff Dept

September 16, 2023

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