Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Deputy Thomas B. Dunigan

Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, December 26, 1975

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Thomas B. Dunigan

I am a reserve police officer for a local police department and reading this entry REALLY hits home... more than any of the other entries I have read thus far and I have been visiting this site for what seems like forever. Reserves get picked at a lot for not being 'real LEOs'... the duties are pretty much the same... the main difference is you have to buy your own equipment. Reserve Deputy Dunigan was doing his part to protect his community and gave his life for his community. He, his family, his co-workers, and his friends are in my thoughts.

Dir Kevin R Turley, EMT-B / EMT-Tactical
Cheaha EMS & Rescue Services, Inc (Alabama)

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Tom Dunigan. Our family can say we know first hand the pain and sadness in loosing your loved one In The Line of Duty.
May God be with you all.

wife of MURDERED Officer
Sgt. Dan R. Starnes
Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept.
Martinsville, IN

janice starnes

I remember the day that Officer Dunigan was shot very well. He and my mother were cousins. It was a cold December day when that terrible call came, it was one of the few times I've seen my mother cry. I was nine years old.
Now that I am a reserve Officer there is no way that I can show my gratitude to Officer Dunigan. Because of his death,I have recieved some of the best training one can have.
The sad part is that no matter how much we train and prepare, there are always cowards out there. We know that risk when we put on our uniform.
Linda, Kirby, Kathy, Kelly, you'll always be in alot of people's prayers. I'm sure your father is very proud.

Reserve Officer Michael Arthur
Martinsville Police Dept.


It has been a long 25 years since you paid the ultimate sacrifice and I know how bad you are missed by all of us. You know how good your kids done and what they have accomplished. You can be very proud of all three of them. I also want to thank you for the way you taught me and how you helped raise me. You were more like a father to me than a brother-in-law. The day that you were called home by God made are family pull much closer together. The pain is still there and loneliness is still there but we will make it. We also know that someday we will be joining you again in a much better place.

Robert Williams
Deputy Sheriff Retired
Morgan County Sheriff Dept
Martinsville, Indiana

Robert Williams Retired Deputy Sheriff
Morgan County Sheriff Dept Martinsville, Indiana

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