George August Forster
Indiana State Police
Saturday, May 17, 1941

Age: 25
Served: 2 years, 8 months
Badge #:
Panel 24E, Line 14
Panel L2, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, May 17, 1941
11:45 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 3 near Paris Crossing
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Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
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Burial Place:
Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Columbus

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   Trooper George Forster was killed in a two-vehicle accident when a truck pulling a loaded horse trailer struck his patrol car near Paris Crossing.

   The truck was southbound just north of the Jennings–Jefferson county line transporting seven horses from Elwood to Louisville, Kentucky when the vehicles sideswiped.

   Trooper Forster died instantly at the scene of a fractured skull while both occupants of the truck were not injured.

   Trooper Forster, from Seymour, was assigned to the Seymour post. He was survived by his wife, parents, three brothers, three sisters and paternal grandfather.

Memorial Tribute

• In 2007, the George A. Forster Memorial Bridge over Big Graham Creek near the intersection of State Road 3 and State Road 250 in Jennings County was dedicated in his honor.

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