IMPD lays Deputy Chief James Waters to rest

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The community said goodbye to a long-time public servant on Wednesday.

The funeral for IMPD Deputy Chief James Waters was held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse starting at 11 a.m. Thousands were in attendance.

Waters died on July 27 after being hurt in a crash on I-70. He was 48 years old.

After the funeral services at Bankers Life, several hundred vehicles took part in a police escorted funeral procession around 12:30 p.m. That procession passed by IMPD’s east district headquarters, where waters served as commander, and then downtown by the City County Building, where Waters worked as Deputy Chief of Investigations.

Waters was then laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery’s “Heroes of Public Safety” section.

Waters leaves behind his wife, Sherry, and two children, James and Ashley.

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A flag folding ceremony is now underway at Crown Hill Cemetery
for IMPD Deputy Chief Jim Waters.

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“Our friend Jim is now in heaven,” says speaker as
family, friends and fellow officers prepare to lay Deputy Chief Jim Waters to
rest at Crown Hill. 

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The procession is passing by the IMPD East District headquarters. Watch live in the player above. If you do not see it, refresh the page.

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The funeral procession to Crown Hill Cemetery will begin as

soon as everyone exits Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Here’s a look at the anticipated route for the procession.

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Pennsylvania South to South St.

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East on South St. to East St.

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North on East St. to Washington St.

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East on Washington St. to Shortridge Rd

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North on Shortridge Rd to 1st drive to west. Entrance to Get Fit Athletic Club.

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West past front of East District Rollcall

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Perimeter road around the ROC to Shadeland Ave

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South on Shadeland to Washington on-ramp

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West on Washington to Delaware

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North on Delaware to North Street

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West on North to Illinois St.

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North on Illinois to 34th St.

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West on 34th to the entrance of Crown Hill Cemetery in route to Heroes of Public Safety area.

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Lt. Bryan Wolfe now singing “How Great Thou Art” at funeral for IMPD Deputy Chief Jim Waters

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Lieutenant Michael Bruin with IMPD now speaking at funeral

of IMPD Deputy Chief Jim Waters

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Roach: “Jim changed attitudes and behaviors by exemplifying
Christ-like examples.”

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Here’s a look at the anticipated route for the procession from
Bankers Life to Crown Hill. It is scheduled for approximately 12:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania South to South St.

East on South St. to East St.

North on East St. to Washington St.

East on Washington St. to Shortridge Rd

North on Shortridge Rd to 1st drive to west. Entrance to Get
Fit Athletic Club.

West past front of East District Rollcall

Perimeter road around the ROC to Shadeland Ave

South on Shadeland to Washington onramp

West on Washington to Delaware

North on Delaware to North Street

West on North to Illinois St.

North on Illinois to 34th St.

West on 34th to the entrance of Crown Hill Cemetery in route
to Heroes of Public Safety area.