MISHAWAKA – Eight years ago from Tuesday a community was hit with the murders of two police officers.
Raymond Gilckson shot and killed Corporal Tom Roberts and Patrolman Bryan Verkler early in the morning on December 13, 2003. Glickson then killed himself inside a home near Battell Park in Mishawaka. Roberts and Verkler were the first Mishawaka police officers to be killed in the line of duty in for more than 70 years.
On Tuesday, a wreath with a black band was placed in front of the Mishawaka Police Memorial at the police station in remembrance.