Fallen Deputy Pickett escorted from hospital to downtown
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Slain Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett was transported from St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital to the Marion County Coroner’s Office in a Monday morning procession.
Pickett was assisting Lebanon police with a vehicle pursuit on Friday when two suspects bailed from the car and ran. Pickett continued the pursuit on foot and was shot in the head by 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt, according to Indiana State Police. The Boone County prosecutor on Monday afternoon set a 2 p.m. Tuesday news conference to announce formal charges against Baumgardt.
Pickett’s organs were harvested for donation at St. Vincent, and he was declared dead Monday morning.
Nielsen said a funeral service for Pickett is being tentatively planned for Friday, with a visitation tentatively being planned for Thursday. Authorities have been working to secure venues for both events.