Gregory Joseph Ferency
Terre Haute Police Department
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Age: 53
Served: 30 years, 1 month
Badge #: 129
Panel 46E, Line 32 (2022)
Panel L10, Line 13 (2021)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
02:15 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
21 Wabash Court, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.45-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Awaiting trial
(currently incarcerated)
Burial Place:
Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute

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   Detective Gregory Ferency was shot and killed by a subject outside the office of the FBI Indianapolis resident agency in Terre Haute.

   A man parked at the entrance, exited his pickup truck and threw a Molotov cocktail over the gate toward the building. Detective Ferency walked outside and was confronted by the suspect who raised his firearm and shot him.

   He was able to return fire before an FBI agent exited the building and engaged in a gunbattle with the suspect. Despite being shot twice, the man was able to flee in his vehicle. Detective Ferency was transported to Union Hospital where he later died.

   The 44-year-old suspect was located after he drove himself to Terre Haute Regional Hospital for treatment where he was taken into custody and hospitalized.

   He has been charged in federal district court with premeditated murder of a federal agent, attempted arson of federal property and using a firearm during a violent crime causing death. He was formerly employed as a correctional officer at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute from 2005 to 2017.

   Detective Ferency had been assigned to the FBI since 2010, first with the Safe Streets Task Force and most recently with the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was survived by his son, Nicholas; daughter, Payton; parents, Michael and Dorothy; sister, Shelly (Kevin) Klingerman; and mother of his children, Jennifer.

Historical Notes

• Detective Ferency is the fourth of eight Indiana line of duty deaths in 2021.
• He is the 14th line of duty death of the Terre Haute Police Department.
• His line of duty death is the 24th that has originated from Vigo County.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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