I'm now writing part-time at the Northwest Indiana Times. Basically, I'm just filling in when their normal writers can't make it to an event. Here is my first article with them. Valparaiso is about 10 miles south of Chesterton, where I live.
The men and women who keep Valparaiso safe lined up Wednesday morning to be honored and to remember their fellow officers who have fallen in the line of duty.
Chief Michael Brickner opened the Valparaiso Police Department's annual memorial service with an account of Ranger Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed at Mount Rainer National Park during a routine traffic stop on Jan. 1, 2012. She was the first of 120 law enforcement officers killed in the United States in the line of duty in 2012.
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