On Friday afternoon, members of the Chamberlin family gathered with members of Marshall County government and law enforcement to honor the life of Sheriff Thomas G. Chamberlin.
Commissioner Kevin Overmyer stated that while a tree was planted in his honor, a plaque was also needed. That plaque was unveiled on Friday.
The unveiling began with Chamberlin’s son, Tom Jr., opening with a word of prayer.
“It’s hard to think it’s been seven years already,” said Overmyer. He told that audience that he had spoken with Chamberlin asking if he wanted a tree planted in his memory at the jail. When Overmyer asked him what type of tree he would want, Chamberlin replied he would like the Indiana state tree, the tulip tree, planted.
Chamberlin served as Marshall County Sheriff from Jan. 1, 2011 until Aug. 28, 2015 when he passed away from cancer. Prior to that, Chamberlin served as a Plymouth police officer and police chief, and as a Marshall County Commissioner.
“It was an honor to do this for Tom,” Overmyer said.
Group photo — Photo Credit Pilot News Group
Members of the Chamberlin family that attended Friday’s plaque unveiling are seen standing around the tree and plaque that honor the service of former sheriff, Thomas Chamberlin. From left to right: Steve Fick, Meredith Fick, Payon Chamberlin, Lea Ann Chamberlin, Rachel Chamberlin, Tom Chamberlin, and Jennifer Chamberlin.
By James Master