Fishers Police to present flag to late officer's family

Fishers Police Ofc. Ron Shepard (Photo: Fishers Police Department)

FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) — The Fishers Police Department will honor late officer Ron Shepard in a special way after his Oct. 4 death.

The department posted on its Facebook page today that it raised a flag outside the station this morning, and will present that same flag to Shepard's family later today.

Shepard, known by many close friends and co-workers as "Uncle Ronnie," joined FPD full-time in 1990, and was awarded a Medal of Valor and Meritorious Service Award during his career.

He died surrounded by friends and family.

A celebration of life will be held at the Wellington Fishers Banquet and Conference Center, 9775 North by Northeast in Fishers from 4 to 9 p.m. October 13. The public is welcome.