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Nursery at Indiana women’s prison to be renamed after fallen IMPD Officer Leath

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The nursery unit at the Indiana women’s prison is getting a new name, according to the Indiana Department of Corrections.

That area will be known as the”Officer Breann Leath Memorial Maternal & Child Health Unit” after fallen IMPD Officer Breann Leath.

Governor Eric Holcomb made the announcement Thursday during his daily coronavirus press conference.

The 24-year-old officer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute just after 2:45 p.m. April 9 in the 1800 block of Edinburge Square at an apartment complex located southeast of the I-70 interchange with I-465.

Leath is the 62nd line-of-duty death of an Indianapolis police officer. She had been with IMPD for 2-1/2 years.