DATE: Friday, August 20, 2020
SUBJECT: Sheriff’s Office Announces Death of Jonathan Parkhurst, Sheriff’s Merit Board Secretary
CONTACT: Colonel Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

It is with great sadness that the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office acknowledges the passing of Sheriff’s Merit Board Secretary Jonathan J. Parkhurst. Jonathan was appointed to the Sheriff’s Merit Board on April 12, 2018 by Sheriff Dave Wedding.

Jonathan previously served as chief trial attorney for the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, chief deputy prosecutor for the Posey County Prosecutor’s Office and later as a special prosecutor for the State of Indiana and deputy public defender for the Vanderburgh County Public Defender’s Office.

A graduate of the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Iowa College of Law, Jonathan developed a reputation as a talented trial lawyer who always found time to sit down with our deputies and thoroughly prepare a case.

Jonathan’s counsel and friendship will be sorely missed by the members of our agency.

Pictured above: Jonathan J. Parkhurst (April, 1963 – August 20, 2020)