Death – Suspect in Wayne Co. deputy killing wanted in shooting at MO gas station

Death – Obituary

WHITE CO., Ill. (WFIE) – Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding confirms a Wayne County, Illinois, deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty.

The body of the deputy was brought to the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office around 10 a.m.

Area law enforcement agencies, including the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department, helped escort the fallen deputy to the Vanderburgh County Morgue.

St. Peters Police in Missouri confirm the suspect wanted in the deputy’s death is now wanted in a shooting there.

They say he carjacked at victim at a gas station, shooting the victim in the process.

Police say that victim has non life-threatening injuries.

They say the suspect’s car, a white Nissan Titan with Missouri plates, was found unoccupied in O’Fallon, Missouri.

They released surveillance photos of the suspect.

Wayne Co. deputy shooting suspect
Wayne Co. deputy shooting suspect(St. Peters Police)

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The procession carrying the fallen deputy passed through I-64 and Highway 41 just before 9:30 a.m. See that here:

Westbound I-64 was closed near the Indiana-Illinois border, according to Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham.

Just before 8:20 a.m., we got a report from Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle that I-64 westbound lanes are now open in Indiana.

However, traffic will be diverted off I-64 and onto Illinois Highway 1.

Westbound I-64 near Indiana-Illinois border closed.
Westbound I-64 near Indiana-Illinois border closed.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.