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State Police Officer Killed in Blaze

(Monticello, IN) - The Hoosier law enforcement community is mourning the loss of one of their own. An Indiana State Police trooper and her daughter died in a Monticello house fire on Thursday. Emergency responders arrived at the home in the early morning hours. Two deceased people were found inside the fully engulfed residence. They were identified Friday as Sergeant Stephanie Thompson and her 17-year-old daughter Mya.


Thompson was a 23-year veteran of the State Police. She was also a volleyball coach at Twin Lakes High School, where Mya was a junior.


The cause of the blaze is unknown and is still under investigation.


Thompson leaves behind another daughter and her husband Jason, who is a White County Circuit Court judge. A memorial vigil is scheduled for next Sunday evening at Twin Lakes High School in Monticello.

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