Deputy Jacob "Jake"'s Story
Deputy Jacob "Jake" Pickett was born in Columbus, Ohio to Marlin and Rebecca Pickett on December 20, 1983. He attended and graduated from Brownsburg High School. Jake took the necessary steps of starting his law enforcement career. He graduated from the Marion County Sheriff's Office Training Academy in 2010 and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2014 with class 202 as a pistol expert. He was employed with the Marion County Sheriff's Office from 2010-2013 as a detention deputy and was on the Sheriff's Presentation Corps. He received the County Correctional Officer of the Year in 2012 and the Sheriff's Jail Deputy of the Year in 2013. Jake moved on to the Tipton County Sheriff's Department from 2013-2015 serving as a Deputy. He joined the Boone County Sheriff's Department in 2015, where he served as a Taser instructor, K-9 Team Leader, K-9 handler, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police #110. Jacob was a beloved husband and caring father. His selflessness emulated everyday; in uniform he would greet children at school or organize a Christmas card drive for a child. When off-duty, he would rescue animals with his wife. The happiest day for Jacob was when he became a father.
While serving as a Deputy with the Boone County Sherriff's Office, Jake was killed in the line of duty on Friday, March 2, 2018 in Lebanon, IN.
Jake is survived by his beloved wife of 10 years, Jennifer A. Pickett , his two sons, parents; Marlin and Rebecca Pickett, sister, Kristi M. Woo, niece; Hannah N. Woo, his faithful K-9 partner, Brik, parents-in-law; Jon and Carol Lindstrom, brothers-in-laws; Jeremy Lindstrom, Christopher Lindstrom and a host of other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 2-7 p.m., at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46208. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at Connection Pointe Christian Church, 1800 Green Street, Brownsburg, IN, 46112 on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Published on March 8, 2018