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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.
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.