Indiana State Trooper Dies In The Line Of Duty

Trooper Daniel Barrett / Courtesy Indiana State Police
Trooper Daniel Barrett / Courtesy Indiana State Police

(FULTON COUNTY, IN)  -- An Indiana State Trooper was killed in a car crash on Sunday night while he was on duty.

Around 10:42 p.m., Trooper Daniel Barrett, 25, of Logansport, Ind., was traveling northbound on U.S. 31 near State route 110 when his cruiser veered off the side of the road and struck a tree.

Trooper Barrett was pronounced dead at the scene from massive trauma to his body. Investigators say its unclear what caused his cruiser to run off the road.

Trooper Barrett was a 2002 graduate of Logansport High School. He attended criminal justice courses at Indiana University and Ivy Tech.  Prior to joining the Indiana State Police, Barrett worked as a correctional officer for the state of Indiana. Barrett was assigned to patrol primarily in Fulton County.

Trooper Barrett was a member of the 67th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy which graduated July 6, 2007.  He is the 43rd Indiana State Police Officer to die in the line of duty.

He is survived by his parents Vincent and Sarah of Logansport, two brothers, and a sister.