Deputy Sheriff
Floyd Thomas 'Tommy' Settles
Marion County Sheriff's Department
Thursday, February 24, 1972

Age: 25
Served: 2 years, 8 months
Badge #: 141
Panel 45W, Line 10
Panel L5, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, February 24, 1972
11:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
11701 East Washington Street, Cumberland
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.38-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
• Sentenced to life
(currently incarcerated)
• Died in prison
Burial Place:
Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Deputy Sheriff Floyd Settles was shot and killed when he responded to an attempted armed robbery at the American Fletcher National Bank and Trust in Cumberland.

   Two male subjects entered the bank and announced a robbery. After one of the tellers activated the silent alarm, Deputy Settles arrived and was met with gunfire. He was shot in the head and died over two hours later at Community Hospital.

   The suspects fled in a car that was stolen earlier in the day with $11,543 and a hostage, a 37-year-old pregnant customer, who was released a short time later.

   Both suspects were subsequently apprehended, convicted by a jury of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in a change of venue to Allen County.

   The 40-year-old offender died in 1991 while serving his sentence. His 26-year-old second cousin was denied parole for the tenth time in 2021.

   Deputy Sheriff Settles, from Indianapolis, was survived by a daughter who was born eight months after his death, two sisters, brother and parents.

Military Service

United States Marine Corps
Vietnam War

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