With regret, we announce the line-of-duty death of Trooper Aaron Smith of the Indiana State Police. Trooper Smith was struck by a vehicle while deploying stop sticks during the pursuit of a stolen vehicle at approximately 8:45 Wednesday evening. The incident occurred in the Plainfield area on AmeriPlex Parkway near Interstate-70.

Trooper Smith served the citizens of Indiana for approximately five years. He is survived by his wife.

Please keep the Smith and Indiana State Police families in your thoughts and prayers.


Visitation will be held Thursday, July 6, 2023, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Church Greenwood Campus, 1640 West Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, IN 46143.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 7, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial with honors will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in the Heroes of Public Safety section.

Tributes and condolences can be posted HERE.