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Jeffrey L. Dine

Jeffrey L Dine

58, of Indianapolis went home to be with the Lord on April 16th. His loving son and family were by his side at the time of his passing. He continued to be the strong willed person he always was until the end.

Jeffrey was born at Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Indiana on August 28, 1955 to Robert L. and Nancy A. Dine. Upon graduating from Greenwood High School in 1973, he attended Indiana University majoring in Forensic Science. While attending college, he met the love of his life and wife of 36 years, Lynn Suzette. They were married in South Bend, Indiana on August 6, 1977. After a short time of marriage, they decided to start a family and their only son, Robert Jeffrey.

Jeffrey was born to be a police officer and grew up knowing that would be his passion. Jeffrey emulated his father, who donned a badge and uniform for the Greenwood Police Department throughout his childhood. Jeffrey attended the Indiana University Police Academy in 1975 and was sworn in as a police officer at the age of 19. Jeffrey naturally excelled at his chosen profession at an early age and became the Cadet Supervisor for the IU Police Department. Jeffrey graduated college and spent a short time at the Danville Police Department before coming to the Speedway Police Department, where he spent the majority of his career. He spent 32 years with Speedway, the last 20 as Chief of Police. During his tenure, he brought about numerous changes and programs to the department. After retiring from Speedway, he couldn't leave his passion and began a second career with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel over the Communications Division and Special Events.

Throughout his life and career, Jeffrey became active in several areas in and around the Indianapolis area and the law enforcement community. Jeffrey was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Shrine Club, and the Speedway Lions Club. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy 136th Session, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Fraternal Order of Police, and member of the American Polygraph Association. Jeffrey was the first recipient of the Medal of Honor with the Speedway Police Department in 1991, a member of the Pan Am Games Bomb Squad, and an instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

The family would like to thank Jeff's many friends for their prayers, support, and encouragement over the years. In addition, a special thank you to the James L. Zore family, the Michael J. Hart family, the Jereme M. Howery family, Marion County Sheriff, John Layton, Cheif Eva Talley-Sanders, Lieutenant Colonel Reggie Grande, Major Mike Hubbs, Major Henry Bosworth, Sergeant Michael Shelton, and the entire MCSO family.

Jeffrey is survived by his loving son, Robert (Amanda); mother, Nancy; brother, Robert; sister, Melinda (Tim) McCarthy; brother-in-law, Keith (Susan) Fahler; sister-in-law, Nanette Fahler; along with three nieces and seven nephews. Jeffrey was preceded in death by his loving wife Lynn Suzette; father, Robert L. Dine; father-in-law, Merl C. Fahler; mother-in-law, Bethya K. Fahler and brother-in-law, Krege H. (Phyllis) Fahler.

Visitation for Jeffrey will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Scottish Rite Cathedral; 650 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Services will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1 p.m., also in the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jeff and Suzette's names to the or the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Services are entrusted to Indiana Memorial . Online condolences may be offered to the family at: http://www.indianamemorial.com


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 20, 2014
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