Deputy Jacob Pickett taken off life support; St. Vincent patient will receive heart

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LEBANON Ind. - Deputy Jacob Pickett has been taken off life support, the Boone County Sheriff's Office confirmed early Monday morning.

Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen informed mourners Sunday night during a prayer service at Freedom Church in Lebanon that Pickett would be taken off life support. The organ team at St. Vincent removed his organs around 9 p.m. A patient at St. Vincent will receive his heart, officials said.

The sheriff's office posted a photo of the fallen deputy on Facebook Monday morning with the following message:

Jake is with his savior....

You will be missed by so many...but will live through us all...

Carry on Deputy Pickett, we will take it from here....

Romans 14:8
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

John 15:13
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

In prayer,

Sheriff Mike Nielsen and staff

Deputy Pickett was shot Friday morning by accused shooter 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt, who is currently in Hamilton County Jail after being personally booked into jail yesterday by Sheriff Nielsen.

At 9 a.m., Pickett's body will be escorted downtown from St. Vincent to the Marion County Coroner's Office by a motorcade led by IMPD. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday with his funeral to follow Friday.

He leaves behind a wife and two young sons. Deputy Pickett was 34 and five year veteran of law enforcement.

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