Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Reserve Officer Lonnie Howard and Patrolman Anthony Burton were killed when their patrol car was rammed while parked in the Lord of Life Lutheran Church parking lot.
The 30-year-old suspect, who was free on bond following an earlier standoff with police, was driving a vehicle stolen in Decatur County. He was apprehended and died by suicide while in custody on May 13, 1993.
Reserve Officer Howard was survived by his parents and brother.
• In 2018, a section of U.S. 50 from County Road 150 North to the Muscatatuck River was dedicated the Officer Anthony Burton and Reserve Officer Lonnie Howard Memorial Highway in their honor.
• This incident was one of 23 which resulted in the line of duty deaths of two officers.