Eighth IMPD officer shot in past 18 months
Officer Perry Renn's funeral arrangements
Visitation/viewing: Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St., Thursday, 2-8 p.m.
Funeral services: Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Friday, 11 a.m.
Both events are open to the public.
Renn was pronounced dead at 9:58 p.m. at Eskenazi Hospital, where Davis, who has been charged with murder, remains in critical condition.
Renn was known for going on biking and hiking trips with his wife of almost 25 years, Lynn, and for clearing snow from his neighbors’ driveways. He was often seen walking his two Australian shepherds. “Perry was one of us,” his neighbors commented.
His other survivors include his mother, Phyllis Renn; father, David Renn; stepmother, Tina Renn; and sister, Sherri (Michael) Jones.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Rick Hite said it was a sad day for the IMPD family and the community as a whole. “Please keep officer Renn’s family in your prayers. We will remain vigilant as we continue to take care of one another and the city in the days and weeks to come.”
Throughout his nearly 22-year career, Renn patrolled the streets of the Eastside and the Northside.
He was the eighth Indianapolis officer shot in the past 18 months. The shootings are the latest in a violent year for the city, which is on track to rival its record of 162 homicides, set in 1998. A shooting in Broad Ripple injured seven people early Saturday.