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Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge was shot and killed in an ambush by a suspect he had previously arrested. As Sheriff Wooldridge walked down a street in Jasper the suspect shot him from an upstairs window.
The suspect was sentenced to two years in prison, but was later pardoned by a judge that was also a personal friend of the suspects.
Sheriff Wooldridge was survived by his wife. He is the third known law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the state of Indiana.