Chief of Police
David Paul Hewitt
Rising Sun Police Department
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Age: 49
Served: 27 years
Badge #: 501
Panel 52E, Line 31 (2020)
Included (2019)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
07:20 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 56 near Spring Branch Road
Incident County:
Switzerland
Incident Township:
Craig
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Cremated

   Chief of Police David Hewitt was killed in a single-vehicle accident on State Road 56 near Spring Branch Road south of Vevay while en route to the police station.

   As his vehicle struck icy conditions on the highway, it slid off the road and overturned, causing Chief Hewitt to be ejected. He was airlifted to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky, where he died from his injuries.

   Chief Hewitt had served over 20 years with the Rising Sun Police Department. He had previously served with the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department, Lawrenceburg Police Department and Switzerland County Sheriff's Department.

   He was survived by his wife, Donna (née Taylor); son, David Andrew 'Drew'; daughter, Olivia Jane; stepson, Jake Taylor; stepdaughter, Sydney Taylor; parents, Paul and Rosalie 'Rosie' (née Lawson) Hewitt; and sisters, Denise (Russell) Taylor and Lisa (David) Williams.

Historical Notes

• Chief Hewitt is the first of two Indiana line of duty deaths in 2019.
• His is the first line of duty death of the Rising Sun Police Department.
• His line of duty death is the first that has originated from Ohio County.



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