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, from Portland, had previously served with the Portland Police Department. He 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.