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Funeral arrangements set for Tipton County deputy

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The sirens wailed through the streets of downtown Tipton on Monday. The procession of several dozen police cars, with lights flashing, was unannounced. The sirens wailed through the streets of downtown Tipton on Monday. The procession of several dozen police cars, with lights flashing, was unannounced.
Tipton County Deputy Jacob Calvin Tipton County Deputy Jacob Calvin
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Final arrangements for Deputy Jacob Calvin have been set for July 6 and 7, 2014.

The public viewing will be held at Carroll High School (2362 E St Rd 18 Flora, IN 46929) on Sunday, July 6th, from 2-8 pm. The funeral service will be held at Carroll high school Monday the 7th of July at 11 am.

The sirens wailed through the streets of downtown Tipton on Monday. The procession of several dozen police cars, with lights flashing, was unannounced.

People stopped what they were doing just after 2:00 pm Monday and watched as the cruisers escorted a hearse carrying Deputy Jake Calvin's body through town to a funeral home.

"Just that kind of loss…you know, it's going to put a big impact on the community," said Tipton resident Brice Gant, watching the procession.

The flag at the Tipton County Courthouse has been lowered to half-staff and black flags adorn patrol cars as an outward sign of mourning.

I’m "very honored that I had Jake Calvin work for me for two and a half years," said Tipton County Sheriff John Moses.

Calvin, who served for six years in the Air Force before becoming a police officer, was also a medic. He was rushing to help a motorist hurt in an accident Saturday night, when for some reason, his police car left the roadway on 300 West and rolled several times. He was ejected. State Police say he was not wearing a seat belt.

"I hope we learn from this ordeal," said Sheriff Moses. He described Calvin was a go-getter who wanted nothing more than to help. It was that enthusiasm that, ironically, may have contributed to his untimely death.

"We can't help people if don't get there safely to start with. It's one thing I want to stress and I always stress to young guys, you want to get there as quick as you can but you've got to get there safely," said Moses.

Tipton County only had twelve deputies before the accident and now have eleven. Because it's such a small department, they've gotten help from outside agencies: from Indiana State Police, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department patrolling the county road, and in the jail, the Howard County Sheriff's Department is operating the jail to give all of these deputies and officers some time to grieve.

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