Sergeant John Edward Hatfull

Photo of Sergeant John Edward Hatfull
End of Watch: Mon, Apr 13th, 1987
Date of Incident: Mon, Apr 13th, 1987
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 14 years
Age: 45


His wife and two children.


Sergeant Hatful was leading an Emergency Response Team into the home of a man who was suicidal when he was shot and killed.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Indiana State Police Patch
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 232-8250


There are 2 tributes for Sergeant John Edward Hatfull.

Left by Jay E. Hatfull on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Today the greatest man I have ever known received the honor of having a bridge on I-64 in Posey County IN named in his honor. His name will live on for all motorists to see for years to come. I am so proud. I love you dad!