Former Speedway police chief dies after health problems

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Former Speedway Police Chief Jeff Dine has died.

Dine led the police department of the west side community for 20 years and was often a law enforcement fixture during the month of May and Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

Dine, who came from a law enforcement family that included brother Robert, the former chief of the Greenwood Police Department, retired from Speedway and became a lieutenant colonel of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in command of the communications division.

Sources tell FOX59 News Dine had recently struggled with health problems following an undetermined surgery. Funeral services are pending.

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Lt. Col. Jeff Dine, courtesy Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office