Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Deputy Sheriff Paul Prater was struck and killed by a vehicle during a traffic stop northeast of Redkey.
He had stopped a van for speeding and as he stood by the driver's side of the van, a northbound vehicle struck him.
Deputy Prater was taken to Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie where he died a short time later.
The 87-year-old male driver of the vehicle that struck Deputy Prater was charged with reckless homicide.
Deputy Sheriff Prater was survived by his wife and two children.
• The 87-year-old offender is the second-oldest known to be involved in a line of duty death in Indiana.