From Rising Sun Mayor Brent Bascom:

It is with great sadness I must confirm David Hewitt, Chief of Police for Rising Sun, Indiana, passed away this morning from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident in Switzerland County, Indiana.

Chief Hewitt served southeastern Indiana for 27 years as a police officer for the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, the Lawrenceburg Police Department and the Rising Sun Police Department.  He became employed by the Rising Sun Police Department in 1998 and was named Chief Of Police in 2004.

At this time, I’m ordering all flags in the City of Rising Sun be lowered to half-staff and remain at half-staff for 27 days, one day for each year of service Chief Hewitt gave to the citizens of our area.

On behalf of the City of Rising Sun, I extend our sincere condolences to Chief Hewitt’s family. I ask everyone please respect their privacy and keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragic loss.

Brent Bascom
Mayor Of Rising Sun