Patrolman
Jack William Osborne
Seymour Police Department
Saturday, August 15, 1981

Age: 39
Served: 5 years
Badge #: 20
Panel 43W, Line 8
Panel L30, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, August 15, 1981

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Interstate 65 in the Three Bridges Area
Incident County:
Jackson
Incident Township:
Jackson
Weapon Used:
Motor vehicle
Suspect Disposition:
Convicted
Burial Place:
Scottsburg Cemetery, Scottsburg

   Patrolman Jack Osborne was killed when he was struck by an intoxicated driver.

   He was assisting an Indiana state trooper at an accident scene and was inspecting a damaged guardrail. A drunken driver struck the rear of his patrol car, which had been parked on the shoulder with its emergency lights activated, shoving it into the guardrail.

   Another vehicle then collided with the impaired driver's vehicle as it rested partially in the roadway. Patrolman Osborne was struck during the second collision and carried over 80 feet by the second vehicle. He was transported to Jackson County Schneck Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

   The drunken driver pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated causing death and was sentenced to two years probation, 2,600 hours of community service and court costs.

   Patrolman Osborne was survived by his wife.



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