Trooper Aaron Smith
Indiana State Police, Indiana
EOW: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
The First Responder Whiskey Society has partnered with the Indiana State Police Alliance to release this memorial whiskey bottle for fallen Indiana State Police Trooper Aaron Smith. 100% of the net proceeds to FRWS from the sale of this bottle will go back to support his family.
Trooper Aaron Smith was struck and killed by a stolen vehicle at about 8:30 pm while deploying spike strips to terminate a vehicle pursuit on Ronald Reagan Parkway, north of 1-70, in Plainfield.
Other troopers initiated a pursuit when the vehicle fled as they attempted to stop it at about 8:40 pm. Trooper Smith was deploying spike strips when he was hit by the fleeing vehicle. The car crashed after hitting Trooper Smith.
The driver and vehicle passengers were taken to the hospital. The driver was charged with murder and one of the passengers was charged with auto theft. Another passenger was reported as a missing juvenile from Missouri and will not be charged.
Trooper Smith was a United States Army National Guard veteran and served with the Indiana State Police for five years, receiving two Lifesaving Awards. He is survived by his wife, mother, father, three brothers, and a sister.
This commemorative bottle of whiskey has been created by Liberty Call Distilling in San Diego California. The company is marine owned and a friend to all first responders. The bottle boasts superior quality work compared to other engravings because it is sandblasted, not just etched. The whiskey is a delicious straight bourbon aged a minimum of 3 years, then double aged for a minimum of 6 months in small charred oak barrels.
The bottles can be shipped across the United States except for the restricted states of Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Utah, and Virginia.
Please allow 7-10 business days for processing and 3-5 business days for shipping as each bottle is custom made per order.
First Responder Whiskey Society
The First Responder Whiskey Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3)(EIN #87-3987483) charity with one mission: to support first responders and their families in times of need. The charity has a membership of 8000+ police, fire, military, medical, and family members from primarily the United States and other parts of the world. The values that guide our organization are camaraderie, loyalty, mental and physical wellness, and responsible consumption. Our motto of "Service Through Spirits" is something we take seriously. We prioritize charity and our members above all else and always strive to do things ethically because it is the right thing to do.
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