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Trooper Paul Vincent Minneman

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, May 27, 1937

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Reflections for Trooper Paul Vincent Minneman

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 27, 2015

Rest in Peace, Trooper Minneman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 13, 2013

Trooper Minneman today May 25 2012, 75 years after you were shot, a wrong was righted. The badge that had been stolen from your grave stone, in 1947, was replaced by an engraved bage #47. And an inscripotion was added explaining the cicumstances of your sacrafice. The daughter born months after your passing, along with her children, grandchildren and retired and active members ogf Indiana State Police rededicated your grave stone. This brings home the motto "You will never be forgotten". Rest easy now and God bless your family.

M/Trooper Dave "Stumpy" Miller
Indiana State Police

May 25, 2012

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

February 1, 2011

Trooper Minneman,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Indiana. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It took another year, but one of your murderers finally got the justice that he deserved.



May 27, 2007

Our Greatest Fear
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
too many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
" Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.

Master Trooper Dave “Stumpy” Miller

Indiana state Police

December 19, 2005

Trooper Minneman, no officer should be w/o a reflection at this incredible website. Thank you for your work. God bless...from a fellow Hoosier.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

March 3, 2004

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