Deputy Sheriff
Jacob Matthew 'Jake' Pickett
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Monday, March 5, 2018

Age: 34
Served: 7 years, 3 months
Badge #: 6-26
Panel 3E, Line 31 (2019)
Included (2018)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, March 2, 2018
09:40 am
Incident to Death Duration:
3 days
Incident Location:
700 block of Indian Springs Road, Lebanon
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
9 mm handgun
Suspect Disposition:
• Sentenced to life without parole
• Awaiting trial
(currently incarcerated)
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Deputy Sheriff Jacob Pickett died three days after being shot during a foot pursuit.

   Officers with the Lebanon Police Department were attempting to serve a warrant on a female subject on Yates Street. While there, a 28-year-old male known to police was seen in the area who had active warrants for auto theft and possession of a syringe.

   When ordered to stop, he got into a vehicle with two other male subjects and fled the scene, during which time Deputy Pickett joined the pursuit. Over a mile away, the other two subjects exited the car and during a foot pursuit on Indian Springs Road, shots were fired and Deputy Pickett was struck in the head as he cornered a building.

   Deputy Pickett was taken to Witham Memorial Hospital, then airlifted to St. Vincent Indianapolis where he became an organ donor after he died three days later.

   The subject who was initially ordered to stop fled again in the vehicle and was taken into custody after a second pursuit. He has been charged with murder, resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident and drug charges. His 55-year-old father was also apprehended later and unrelated charges have been filed against him.

   The 21-year-old shooter, who was shot and wounded, also had outstanding warrants. He later pleaded guilty to murder to be spared the death penalty. In May 2019, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He was also sentenced to six years for possession of methamphetamine and one year for resisting law enforcement.

   A 21-year-old male who provided the firearm used by the shooter was also charged with murder. He later pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine, providing a firearm to an ineligible person, miscellaneous drug charges and was sentenced to 46 years in prison.

   Deputy Sheriff Pickett had previously served as a jailer with the Marion County Sheriff's Department for three years and as a deputy with the Tipton County Sheriff's Department for over 1½ years.

   He was survived by his wife, Jennifer; sons, 3-year-old Lincoln David and 4-year-old Wade Matthew; parents, Marlin and Rebecca Pickett; sister, Kristi Woo; parents-in-law, Jon and Carol Lindstrom; brothers-in-law, Christopher and Jeremy Lindstrom; and canine partner, Brik.


Historical Notes

• Deputy Sheriff Pickett is the second of five Indiana line of duty deaths in 2018.
• He is the second line of duty death of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
• His line of duty death is the fifth that has originated from Boone County.

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