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Indiana's governor is directing that flags be lowered to half-staff in four counties in honor of slain Boone County sheriff's Deputy Jacob Pickett on the day of his funeral.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 1:13 PM

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's governor is directing that flags be lowered to half-staff in four counties in honor of slain Boone County sheriff's Deputy Jacob Pickett on the day of his funeral.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb's office says his order calls for lowered flags from sunrise to sunset Friday, when Pickett's funeral will be held at a Brownsburg church. The order includes Boone, Hendricks and Marion counties, along with Tipton County, where Pickett previously was a sheriff's deputy.

Authorities say the 34-year-old Pickett was fatally shot Friday during a foot chase in Lebanon.

An initial court hearing is scheduled Wednesday afternoon for 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt of Lebanon on a murder charge in Pickett's death.

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