U.S.|Indiana Detective connected U.S. Task Force Is Fatally Shot, F.B.I. Says
Detective Greg Ferency was a 30-year seasoned of the Terre Haute Police Department and a subordinate of an F.B.I. task unit since 2010, officials said.
July 7, 2021, 11:47 p.m. ET
A constabulary detective successful Indiana who worked connected a Federal Bureau of Investigation task unit was “ambushed” and fatally changeable Wednesday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the F.B.I. said successful a statement.
Officials identified the detective arsenic Greg Ferency, a 30-year seasoned of the Police Department successful the metropolis of Terre Haute, astir 77 miles westbound of Indianapolis, and a subordinate of the F.B.I. task unit since 2010.
Officials provided fewer details Wednesday evening astir what had taken place. Christine Bavender, the F.B.I. spokeswoman, said the shooting had occurred adjacent the national gathering successful downtown Terre Haute astir 2:15 p.m. An F.B.I. cause wounded a antheral who was suspected successful the shooting. The antheral was successful custody and receiving aesculapian attraction for his injury, Ms. Bavender said.
Sgt. Ryan Adamson of the Terre Haute Police Department wrote on Twitter that Detective Ferency “was killed successful the enactment of work today.” The section did not instrumentality an email connection seeking further details connected Wednesday evening.
Gov. Eric Holcomb expressed his condolences and called the shooting “tragic” and “senseless.” Senator Mike Braun wrote connected Twitter that Detective Ferency had been “doing what helium has done for 30 years: selflessly protecting and serving his community.”
Ms. Bavender said that officials would clasp a quality league connected Thursday greeting wherever they would supply further accusation astir the shooting.
“We mislaid a existent nationalist servant today,” the Indiana State Police superintendent, Douglas G. Carter, said successful a little quality league connected Wednesday afternoon. He went connected to accidental that attacks connected instrumentality enforcement officers were becoming much communal and that “it’s not a bully clip to beryllium a constabulary serviceman successful America.”
So acold this year, 161 instrumentality enforcement officials person been killed successful the enactment of duty, 29 of them by gunfire, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a nonprofit enactment that tracks the data. In 2020, 369 instrumentality enforcement officers were killed successful the enactment of duty, 45 of them by intentional gunfire, it said.