Trooper Recovering, Robbery Suspect Dead
June 17, 2013 — “Every time I get in a rut or frustrated with the job, I think about the officers who have been killed in the line of duty, and I realize how fortunate I have it.”
That comment from the online biography of Indiana State Trooper Jarrod Lents takes on more meaning as he recovers from multiple gunshot wounds from a Monday gunfight that left a suspect dead.
Indiana State Police report from Montgomery, Indiana in Daviess County that, “Shortly after 1:35 this afternoon Tpr. Jarrod Lents, a nine year veteran of the Indiana State Police responded to the report of a disturbance at the Black Oak Armaments Gun Shop located in Montgomery, IN. Preliminary investigation indicates an armed robbery was in progress and gunfire was exchanged between Tpr. Lents and the unnamed suspect.
Indications are Tpr. Lents was struck multiple times, but his injuries are reported as non-life threatening. Tpr. Lents was transported by medical helicopter to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.
The suspect is reported to have died at the scene as a result of gunfire from Tpr. Lents.
This is an ongoing investigation.”