Deputy John Durm

Photo of Deputy John Durm
End of Watch: Mon, Jul 10th, 2023
Date of Incident: Mon, Jul 10th, 2023
Cause of Death: Assault
Service Time: 38 years
Age: 61


Deputy Durm was assaulted and killed by an inmate during an escape from inside the Marion County Jail sally port at approximately 11:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The escape occurred while the inmate was being returned from a hospital visit. After attacking Deputy Durm, the inmate gained control of the transport van and fled. A short time later, the van crashed into a telephone pole, and the suspect was taken back into custody.

Deputy Durm's wife and son also work for the Marion County Sheriff's Office.


Marion County Sheriff's Office Patch
40 South Alabama Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 327-1700


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