Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Jack R. Ohrberg

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, December 11, 1980

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Jack R. Ohrberg

Thank you for your time and service

Adrian

December 12, 2020

Det. Sgt. Ohrberg,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Indianapolis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 11, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 11, 2020

Major Steve Garner,

Thank you so much for your reflection of DETECTIVE SERGEANT JACK OHRBERG.

Jack and his long-time Partner, HARRY T (TOM) LOVELL were very close friends and as a young man were mentors of mine. I think of Jack and Tom nearly every day. A native of Indianapolis, after my service as a Security Police Officer in the USAF, I lived in Los Angeles for 2 years, then Chicago for 2 years, followed by 17 years in New York City, finally relocating to Miami, Florida.

I co-authored "DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE" with Ellie Janssen (Dave's first wife). Based upon the success of that biography, I decided to embark on a career of writing. My first novel, "The Execution of Justice" is based on Jack and his viscious murder. His daughters thanked me, and that means so much to me. I would be honored to send you a copy. If interested, send me your postal address.

Best regards,

Mike Phelps

J. D. Michael Phelps

September 29, 2020

This incident was the springboard for improvement of caring for first responders in critical incidents. I was not there that morning but knew every officer involved and they were severely impacted.

Major (Ret) Steve Garner
IPD

September 16, 2020

This death became the birthplace of treating the survivors from critical incidents with the regard they’re due.

Major (Ret) Steve Garner
IPD

September 16, 2020

Rest in peace and olav hashalom Detective Sergeant Ohrberg.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2020

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

December 11, 2019

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
COPS CYCLING FOR SURVIVORS

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

December 11, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 10, 2018

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

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 10, 2017

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2016

I love you, papaw. For some reason you've been on my mind heavily lately.

Megan Neely
Granddaughter

March 23, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 10, 2015

Missing you, Uncle Jack, on this 34th anniversary as I do every day.

Susan
Niece

December 11, 2014

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2014

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Detective Sergeant Ohrberg. Thank you for your valor and commitment.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 19, 2014

Eternal Rest, Sarge.

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2013

I never knew Jack but a dear friend, Michael Phelps, knew him well and looked up to him in many ways, considering Jack one of his closest friends and a mentor.

It's sad when people we might refer to as the "salt of the earth" get taken away so soon, especially when families and friends are left to mourn, when small children are forced to endure situations they shouldn't even have to imagine.

Jack definitely laid down his life - for his family, for his friends and for the city he took such pride in protecting. Even for me, a person who has never as much as heard the sound of his voice, saw his smile or witnessed his interactions with family and friends, he will never be forgotten...and I have to thank author Michael Phelps for the introduction to this courageous man named Jack.

I could only wish
friend of a friend

April 2, 2013

Rest in Peace, Detective Sergeant Ohrberg. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2013

Many have learned from yesterdays, many still live for today, yet most do hope for tomorrow.

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 11, 2012

Gone but not Forgotten!!

Richard Wilbur
IPD Retired

December 11, 2012

I attended this year's memorial service and when your name was read I was rminded of just how many lives were shatrtered that morning. Those who were with you, our police family, your own family and certainly the families of thse two men who did this.

Steve Garner
IPD

May 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 30, 2011

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