We regret to announce the line-of-duty death of Deputy John Durm of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Deputy Durm was assaulted and killed by an inmate during an escape from inside the Marion County Jail sally port at approximately 11:30 a.m. (Eastern). The escape occurred while the inmate was being returned from a hospital visit.

After attacking Deputy Durm, the inmate gained control of the transport van and fled. A short time later, the van crashed into a telephone pole, and the suspect was taken back into custody.

Deputy Durm’s wife and son also work for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Please keep the Durm and Marion County law enforcement families in your thoughts and prayers.

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