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Rest in Peace

Moses Ko

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Moses Ko, age 73, on Tuesday, Septemebr 21, 2021. Unfortunately, we have no further details to share with you at this time. 

Moses was born March 31, 1948 in Hong Kong and as many of you know he was not only a HCSOCAAA member but he was our CPR instructor and very passionate about his work. Moses instructed medical skills from his office of CPR Indy and worked several years as an EMT and Ski Patrol Responder. He loved to make people laugh and was a friend to everyone he met. 

Moses will be greatly missed by all at HCSOCAAA and we send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family. 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at 

www.familyfuneralcareindy.com for the Ko family.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Family Funeral Care, Rockville West, 5791 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46224. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

A simple luncheon will be offered following the service. Location to be announced. Pease RSVP with Benny, dogold@aol.com

We respect everyone's opinion regarding masking but request your consideration for the family's wish to have a masked event. Thank you.



HCSO is now conducting its Fall Citizens Academy Session (CLASS # 23). As an Alumni, please feel free to join a class and welcome the new class members. 



Week 3 (September 23rd)

6:30-7:30 Patrol & Reserve Division
7:30-9:30 STOPS


September 25 & 26

Atlanta New Earth Festival

The Atlanta New Earth Festival in Atlanta, Indiana, aims to unify the surrounding community by featuring the talents of local artists, craftsmen and restaurants. Guests can wander through the numerous vendor booths and attend any of the many concerts going on throughout the festival. This event is a family-friendly celebration that embodies Atlanta's community spirit.


This years festival will be held on September 25th and 26th at 105 E. Main Street. Spend a day at the Atlanta New Earth Festival. Shop Main Street for unique fine arts, crafts, pottery, clothing, jewelry and more. This juried area features all handmade items. Other areas offer a wide variety of items including antiques, crafts, collectibles and more.

The HCSO booth will be staffed from 9am – 6pm on Saturday and 9am- 5pm on Sunday. The blocks of time are broken up into 3-hour time slots, 9a-12p, 12p-3p and 3p-6p on Saturday and 9a-12p, 12p-3p, 3p-5p on Sunday. Please visit the signup genius link below to sign up for the specified time/date you can volunteer.

Location of our booth is located on Main Street at lot #119. 

At this time, there is NO free parking. Parking cost is believed to be $5.


Crime Prevention Month

October 1-30

October is National Crime Prevention month to raise awareness for preventing crime. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) hosts events annually to raise awareness, share resources and remind communities to look out for each other. Crime prevention is a public concern and requires everyone to help make communities safer.


Stay alert for potential criminals or abnormal activity. If you see a vehicle in your neighborhood that looks out of place, do not ignore it. If you are at a playground with your child and see a suspicious person, report the person and alert other parents in your area.


Report suspicious activity or people especially if you see the crime in action. If you see someone attempting to forcibly enter a house or car, report the activity to your local policy agency. Reporting the person or activity may save a life. If you see someone running from a house or business, immediately report the person. Write down information about the person’s appearance and the crime so you do not forget important details. Communicate with people around you so they may also stay alert.


Protecting your community is a public concern and reporting a crime only takes a few minutes of your time. Create safer communities by doing your part to protect yourself and others around you.

Week 1, September 27- October 2: Crime Prevention Month Kick-off!
Week 2, October 3-9: Home Safety Week
Week 3, October 10-16: Anti-Counterfeiting Week
Week 4, October 17-23: Public Health and Safety Week
Week 5, October 24-30: Community and Law Enforcement Relations Week


National Fallen Firefighters Weekend

October 2-3

Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is currently planned to be held in-person on October 2-3, 2021, on the grounds of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Due to the global pandemic there continues to be uncertainties, about COVID-19 restrictions, and challenges the pandemic may bring.


But, you can do your part in our community by simply stopping by or contacting  your local Fire Station to let them know how much you appreciate them, the work they do and to let them know that the nation’s fallen firefighters will not be forgotten.


12th Anniversary of HCSOCA

October 6

Happy Anniversary to the Hamilton County Citizens Academy!


This is a very special occasion, a time to salute civic involvement -- your involvement -- in your county. We want to thank the HCSO for having administered the Citizens Academy for the past 12 years, with special thanks going to the Academy Director Deputy Ryan McClain. Thank you Ryan for all of your hard work coordinating the many people and departments that come together to make the Citizens Academy happen. Thanks to all the presenters that volunteer their time to make presentations and put on demonstrations. Thank YOU - the folks who have cared enough to devote your time and attention to learning how your Sheriff's Office works and how you might serve beyond the Academy classes. Some Academy Alumni members officially started the Alumni Association just four years after the first Academy class. Over the last decade, many of the graduates have played key roles in the Alumni Association. Some of the original members still serve to this day - demonstrating their commitment to this organization and still choosing to make a difference.  

Celebrating our 12th anniversary, we would be remiss if we didn't thank the Citizens Academy's founding Director, Bryant Orem. Bryant Orem currently serves as a Law Enforcement Training Specialist at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), where he holds the rank of lieutenant. Bryant retired from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office with the rank of Sergeant in 2019. During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office, he served in multiple positions such as Corrections Officer in the jail, Patrol Deputy, Public Information / Education Officer and Records Management. Bryant was instrumental in founding the active Citizens Academy and its Alumni Association. So, we give a special heart-felt thank you to the man who started it all 12 years ago. 

You got involved in Citizens Academy for many different reasons, perhaps, but underneath all of those reasons was a vested interest in this county and a shared commitment to its well being. Whatever you’ve done since your Citizens Academy graduation, we thank you heartily for having participated.   


National Police Weekend

October 13-17

Host organizations of National Police Week, which include the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, the Fraternal Order of Police and Auxiliary (FOP), and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S), have made the difficult but necessary decision, due to the ongoing pandemic, to postpone in-person events of National Police Week to October 13-17, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The rescheduling of the originally planned events to be held May 11-16, 2021, is due to the inability to secure necessary permits in time for in-person gatherings due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

The National Police Weekend will offer the same honor, remembrance, and peer support as the extended National Police Week, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

The planned schedule of events includes:
• Thursday, October 14 - NLEOMF Candlelight Vigil
• Friday, October 15 - C.O.P.S. National Police Survivors' Conference
• Saturday, October 16 - FOP 40th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service


HCSO Hero's Run

October 30

Please join us for the first Heroes Run at Strawtown Koteewi Park on October 30th, 2021!  The HCSO Community Foundation is putting on this fun fall family event.  You can choose to participate in the 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, or join virtually. 

 Everyone (civilian/sworn) who works alongside law enforcement can be a hero when they contribute to HCSO and the Community Foundation.  This event will help encourage positive interactions, embrace the great outdoors and promote a healthy lifestyle.

There are a couple ways to get involved:  

Volunteer to help on the morning of the event, or

Register to run or walk



We would like to express our appreciation to Jim Ginder for his informative presentation. We are grateful for his time and efforts for sharing his knowledge and experience with us!


Cop on a Rooftop

A big THANK YOU to all HCSOCAAA members that came out to support the HCSO in this years’ Cop On A Rooftop event at Dunkin' Donuts. Thanks to your efforts the HCSO will be able to make a charitable contribution to this years Special Olympics Torch Run! The HCSO greatly appreciates the support and the chance to work along side the HCSOCAAA members.


Many thanks to our HCSO Staff and the HCSOCAAA 4H Fair volunteers! Special thanks to Jim, Gary, Marty, Cathy and Scott! The SWAT obstacle course really kept us busy! We appreciate the efforts of our volunteers who make such an event possible and successful. 



What a great turnout to our July Alumni Meeting and EMA Drone Presentation. We appreciate Mr. Booker's time and informative presentation. We also want to thank all of you in attendance. Please plan to join us again Tuesday, August 3, @ 6:30pm.


Amazon Smile

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to support HCSOCAAAA

Smart 911

Hamilton County has a program that allows residents to provide information about themselves that could be helpful to police, firefighters, paramedics and 911 operators should they need to utilize 911 services


The primary use for Smart 911 is to link phone numbers to medical information that may be relevant during an emergency, Individuals enrolled can link important information, like medical conditions, their home address, other members of the household and their physical descriptions and medical needs.  

Text Alerts

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy Alumni Association is offering you yet another way to get the most important HCSOCAAA news and information, right to your phone.

Message and data rates may apply. Once you start receiving texts from HCSOCAAA reply “HELP” if you have questions and someone from HCSOCAAA will get back to you. Reply “STOP” at any time to cancel.

To get started, simply type the word "YES" to contact number: 317-207-2977. 

Gift Cards

You can now purchase gift cards to give to on-duty Sheriff's Deputies, right here on our website. Go to the DONATIONS page. Under Gift Cards, click GIVE. Choose as many cards as you wish, indicate the quantity and pay online. Just follow the payment instruction provided when checking out. 

Our staff will be delighted to get the cards to the HCSO staff right away! Your purchase will be greatly appreciated by the Deputies!!