Correctional Officer
Aaron Michael Schoffstall
Vigo County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Age: 24
Served: 4 years
Badge #: 84-55
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Fall
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 63 at Wabash River Bridge
Incident County:
Vigo
Incident Township:
Harrison
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute

   Correctional Officer Aaron Schoffstall died when he fell over a rail of the Wabash River Bridge on State Road 63.

   He and another deputy were riding to work in uniform when they stopped at the scene of an accident that occurred in the snowy morning conditions.

   While investigating that accident another occurred on the icy pavement and he fell over 33 feet from the bridge deck to avoid being hit by the vehicle.

   Due to confusion in which deputies thought Correctional Officer Schoffstall had been taken from the scene to work by another deputy, his body was not found until they returned to the bridge over two hours later.

   Correctional Officer Schoffstall was survived by his wife, 5-year-old daughter, brother and parents.


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