This page is a tribute to IPD Office Timothy "Jake" Laird who was killed in the line of duty on August
18, 2004 while trying to stop a mentally ill gunman who was using an assault weapon and had already injured four of his fellow
Jake's life long ambition had been to be a law enforcement officer. Not only did he achieve
this, but he was known by other officers for doing the job well and in an exemplary manner.
He leaves behind a daughter, Kaylee, who is being well cared for by not only her biological family,
but also her law enforcement family and the community for which her father served and gave his life.
Thank you, Jake, for your dedication to your job. You will never be forgotten by grateful citizens