While an undergraduate at Indiana University Bloomington, Tim Lewis applied to the IUPD academy and was accepted into the Cadet Program. After graduating from the IU Police Academy and completing two years as a part-time officer (PTO), Lewis applied to IUPD for a full-time officer position, which he filled for the next 30 years. During his time with IUPD, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, later accepting a voluntary reduction in rank so that he could serve in the technical services division. Lewis spent eight years as a sergeant in the technical services division before transferring back to the uniform division.
In his honor, we have established a fund that will allow friends, family, and the general public to make donations in Sgt. Lewis's name. These funds will be used exclusively to enhance and improve the IU Police Academy, a program he held in high esteem.
Goals of the fund include purchasing sufficient concealable body armor to equip all part-time officers with life-saving Kevlar™ armor at no cost to them. Further, we hope to purchase enough GLOCK 17 and 19 weapons to outfit the PTOs, as well as leather duty gear. Currently, all PTOs must supply their gear at their own cost, with expenses usually exceeding $1,000 per officer.
With your help, we can honor the memory of Sgt. Lewis by helping train and protect future generations of police officers.