Fortville officer honored for single-handedly diffusing tense situation


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Peace officer: Fortville Town Marshal Don Bender (left) prepares to present reserve Fortville police officer Shawn Neal Brady with a commendation for his work during a brief hostage standoff in McCordsville May 29. Brady received the honor at the June 4 Fortville Town Council meeting.


FORTVILLE — Police were dispatched to a residence after reports of gunshots and a possible hostage situation on Tuesday, May 29, at the 9300 block of N. Bayfield Drive in McCordsville.

Early reports indicated that a man had taken himself and three children hostage. The Hancock County Joint Task Team was prepping to travel in from Greenfield. Before they were dispatched, a request was put in for a hostage negotiator, but their calls to traditional sources turned back no results.

That’s where Fortville police officer Shawn Neal Brady came in.

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