Community remembers trooper killed in crash

Community remembers trooper killed in crash


TROOPER KILLED IN A CRASH.. WILL BE LAID TO REST. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR 27-YEAR-OLD TROOPER PETER STEPHAN WILL BE THIS FRIDAY AT 11 A-M.. AT CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH IN KOKOMO. VISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY FROM 2 TO 8. OUR KEVIN RADER HAS MORE ABOUT THE CRASH THAT TOOK HIS LIFE.. AND REACTION FROM THE COMMUNITY. 18 33 43 100 111 IT’S A DAY OF MOURNING IN TIPPECANOE COUNTY AS HOOSIERS SHOW THEIR RESPECTS FOR FALLEN INDIANA STATE POLICE TROOPER PETER STEPHEN. LATE FRIDAY NIGHT HIS CRUISER VEERED OFF THE ROAD AS HE WAS RESPONDING TO A CALL FOR ASSISTANCE. “FOR A REASON YET TO BE DETERMINED HE LEFT THE ROADWAY AND SUFFERED FATAL INJURIES.” A KOKOMO NATIVE THE 27 YEAR OLD STEPHEN LEAVES A WIFE AND YOUNG CHILD. FRIENDS FROM HOWARD COUNTY MADE THE TRIP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS MONDAY. “A BRIGHT FUTURE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. HE LOVED WHAT HE WAS DOING. CAME BACK HERE TO US. HE NEVER FORGOT WHERE HE STARTED.” “COULDN’T ASK FOR A BETTER PERSON. A SAD AND TRAGIC LOSS FOR EVERYBODY IN LAFAYETTE AND HOWARD COUNTY.” COMMUNITY SUPPORT WAS ALSO CLEARLY EVIDENT. NOT JUST IN THE FLOWERS BUT IN THE SPIRIT. “SAID A PRAYER FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND FOR HIS DAUGHTER WHO WILL NEVER GET TO MEET HIM. IT’S HEARTBREAKING TO THINK SHE WILL GO THROUGH HER ENTIRE LIFE AND NEVER KNOW WHO HER DAD WAS.” “AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE BALLOONS AND FLOWERS ON THE WINDSHIELD BUT ONE OF THE MORE POIGNANT NOTES IS RIGHT HERE ON A VERY SMALL PIECE OF PAPER THAT SAYS JUST TWO WORDS. THANK YOU. IN LAFAYETTE KEVIN RADER CHANNEL THIRTEEN EYEWITNESS NEWS.”

Author: Kennedi Daugherty

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *