Deputy Sheriff
Floyd Thomas 'Tommy' Settles
Marion County Sheriff's Department
Thursday, February 24, 1972

Age: 25
Served: 2 years, 8 months
Badge #: 141
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, February 24, 1972
11:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
11701 East Washington Street, Cumberland
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
• Sentenced to life
(currently incarcerated)
• Died in prison
Burial Place:
Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Deputy Floyd Settles was shot and killed when he responded to an attempted armed robbery at the American Fletcher National Bank and Trust in Cumberland.

   Two male subjects entered the bank and announced a robbery. After one of the tellers activated the silent alarm, Deputy Settles arrived and was met with gunfire. He was shot in the head and died two hours later at Community Hospital.

   The suspects fled with a customer hostage in a car that was stolen earlier in the day but were later captured. Both suspects, who were second cousins, were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

   The 46-year-old offender died in 1991 while serving his sentence. The 26-year-old offender was denied parole for the ninth time in 2016.

   Deputy Settles was survived by a daughter who was born eight months after his death, two sisters, brother and parents.

Military Service

United States Marine Corps
Vietnam War

The responsibilities of the Marion County Sheriff's Department – Law Enforcement Division (1822–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

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