Deputy Pickett laid to rest in Crown Hill

Deputy Jacob Pickett laid to rest
Deputy Pickett final tribute

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — This story was updated throughout the day, Friday, March 9, 2018, as friends, family and law enforcement honored the life and legacy of Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett.

7:19 p.m. - The 21-Gun Salute and Taps is played as Deputy Jacob Pickett is laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery.


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7:08 p.m. - Everyone has arrived at Crown Hil Cemetery and guests are waiting for officers to remove Deputy Pickett's casket from the hearse. Taps will follow.

6:41 p.m. - Sheriff Nielsen arrives near the grave site for Deputy Pickett.

5:59 p.m. - The start of Deputy Pickett's procession has made its way to Crown Hill Cemetery where the deputy will be buried.

5:10 p.m. - Crowds of friends and family gather in Zionsville, the next stop on the procession's route.

4:41 p.m. - The 10-42 call is made. This is the last call for Deputy Jacob Pickett and symbolizes the ending tour of duty.


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4:20 p.m. - The procession makes its way into downtown Lebanon.

2:56 p.m. - The first "stop" along the procession route is White Lick Elementary School in Brownsburg where Deputy Pickett's wife works as a teacher. The kids decorated signs for her and the fallen officer.

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2:52 p.m. - Students from several Brownsburg Schools stand along Odell Street as funeral procession of #DeputyPickett.

2:18 p.m. - Hundreds of cars begin to leave Connection Pointe Church to start the 52-mile procession to Crown Hill Cemetery where Deputy Pickett will be buried.

1:50 p.m. - Brik led the procession as officers carried #DeputyPickett's casket from the church to the hearse for the procession to Crown Hill Cemetery.

12:35 p.m. - A tribute video from the community showing their support for fallen officer Deputy Pickett and he family was shown during the service.

12:15 p.m. - The K-9 procession led by Brik, Deputy Pickett's dog, were part of the procession into the church.

11 a.m. - Hundreds are filing into Connection Pointe Church for the funeral of Deputy Jacob Pickett. The funeral will begin shortly.

9:55 a.m. - Bloomington photographer Sara Hunter is the wife of a police officer. As a gift to Pickett, she and her friend Christopher traveled to various Indiana counties to have law enforcement officers sign a thin blue line flag to give to the Pickett family.

8:50 a.m. - The procession leaves the Boone County Sheriff's Office to head to the church for the funeral.

8:40 a.m. - Jack's Donuts in Brownsburg is honoring Deputy Pickett in a special way. The bakery is offering specially decorated donuts in honor of the fallen officer.

7:45 a.m. - Deputy Pickett's body has arrived at Connection Pointe Christian Church.

7:15 a.m. - The hearse has left Crown Hill funeral home and the procession to Connection Pointe Christian Church has begun.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine knows the long procession after the funeral will create an inconvenience for many traveling.

"Be prepared for the small inconvenience in comparison to the large inconvenience the Pickett family is going through."

7:05 a.m. - Pickett's casket has been put into the hearse in preparation for the procession to the church for the funeral.

6:50 a.m. - The memorial for Deputy Pickett outside the Boone County Sheriff's Office is filled with tokens, gifts, letters and memories of the fallen officer.

Motorcycles that will part part of the procession to the church have started to arrive.

6:45 a.m. - Pickett's body is scheduled to be moved from Crown Hill to Connection Pointe Christian Church at 7:30 a.m. We have crews stationed both at Crown Hill and at the church in Brownsburg.

Anna Carrera is on Facebook live with a preview of our coverage throughout the day.

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