Town of Orleans Police Department

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Fallen Officers

Asst. Chief: Edward E. Moffatt

Gone but not forgotten (September 9, 1951 - August 5, 2008) passed away August 5, 2008 after a short battle with cancer. Officer Moffatt was buried in Fairview Cemetery on August 9, 2008. Officer Moffatt joined the Orleans Police Department on August 21, 1987 and served as Assistant Chief at the time of his death. Officer Moffatt served as Chief from August 1997 until December 31, 2000. Off. Moffatt previously worked for the French Lick Police Department in 1975 and the Orange County Sheriff Department from December 29, 1975 to October 15, 1979 and attained the rank of Sergeant before leaving the department. Off. Moffatt was graduate of Orleans High School and The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Off. Moffatt attended numerous seminars relating to various law enforcement topics. Off. Moffatt was a member of the Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 172. Off. Moffatt also served on the Orleans Planning Commission. Officer Moffatt has left our ranks to go on to a greater calling, but he will not be forgotten and will be forever missed, may he rest in peace.


Deputy Marshal: Columbus "Lum" Brown

(September 14, 1843 - December 25, 1895) Deputy Marshal Brown was fatally wounded in the line of duty on December 23, 1895 and died from those wounds on December 25, 1895 after surviving for thirty hours. Deputy Marshal Brown was shot in the abdomen with a .32 caliber revolver. Deputy Marshal Brown was 52 years old and is believed to be the first Orleans Police Officer to loose his life in the line of duty.




Town Marshal: Charles Harrison Wolfe

(August 21, 1895 - July 11, 1938) Marshal Wolfe was electrocuted while removing tree limbs and debris from SR 37 after a severe electrical and wind storm had hit Orleans on July 11, 1938. Marshal Wolfe came in contact with a live electrical line which had been knocked down during the storm and died instantly. Charles Harrison Wolfe had served as Orleans Town Marshal for approximately seven years. Marshal Wolfe spent his entire life in Orleans and was survived by his wife Sarah.



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