Little League® International mourns the passing of Boone County (Ind.) Deputy Sheriff, and Brownsburg (Ind.) Little League graduate, Jacob Pickett. He was 37.
While serving as a Deputy with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Officer Pickett was killed in the line of duty.
Officer Pickett, a native of Columbus, Ohio, and alumni of Brownsburg High School, earned his public service accreditation from the Marion County (Ind.) Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in 2010; and graduated as a pistol expert from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2014. He was employed by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office from 2010-2013 as a detention deputy and was on the Sheriff’s Presentation Corps.
In 2012, Officer Pickett was honored as the County Correctional Officer of the Year; and one year later (2013), was recognized as the Sheriff’s Jail Deputy of the Year.
Officer Pickett joined the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department in 2013, serving as a Deputy until 2015. He joined the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in 2015, where he served as a Taser instructor, K-9 Team Leader, K-9 handler, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police #110.
Officer Pickett is survived by his wife of 10 years, Jennifer; two sons; parents, Marlin and Rebecca Pickett; sister, Kristi; brothers-in-law, Jeremy Lindstrom and Christopher Lindstrom; and his K-9 partner, Brik.