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Obituary and Services for Rising Sun Police Chief David Hewitt

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on February 18, 2019

The following is the obituary and service arrangements for Rising Sun Police Chief, David Hewitt, courtesy of Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN.

David Paul Hewitt
April 9, 1969 – February 13, 2019

David Hewitt, 49, of Florence, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 13th in Carrollton, Kentucky. David was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on April 9, 1969 to Paul and Rosalie “Rosie” (Lawson) Hewitt. He was a 1987 graduate of Rising Sun High School. He went on to attend Vincennes University and Indiana Police Academy where he graduated with a degree in law enforcement.

David was born and raised in Rising Sun, Indiana, and after a short stint away at school and in other departments in Southeastern Indiana, he returned to his roots in 1998. His loyalty to his small corner of the world is unrivaled. David spent the majority of his life working to make Rising Sun a better place to live and raise children. He loves this town and the people who make it home.

He served southeastern Indiana as a law enforcement officer for 27 years at the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office, the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office, the Lawrenceburg Police Department and the Rising Sun Police Department, joining Rising Sun in 1998 and becoming its police chief in 2004.

David was the loving father to two children, Olivia Jane and David Andrew (Drew). He was a devoted Dad from the start, always putting his children first in all aspects of his life. He loved being a Dad, and that was evident in his blog entries, “Along the Trail” articles, and Facebook posts. David worked tirelessly to give his children the best childhood. He taught them the value of trust, the importance of humility and respect, and instilled in them a love of the outdoors. David shared many, many days in nature with both Olivia and Drew.

On October 14, 2017, David married Donna (Taylor) Hewitt. It was a love story for the ages, one that began their junior year of high school. As they graduated and went on to college, they went their separate ways but eventually found their way back to each other and were reunited in marriage 30 years later. Through this marriage David gained two “bonus” children, Jake and Sydney, who he adored dearly.

David was an avid outdoorsman. In his spare time, he could be found hunting, fishing, shooting archery, and even making sketches of the outdoors. He also spent time helping his wife, Donna, at her horse farm. He was Vice President, and soon to be elected President, of Compton Traditional Bowhunters. Through the organization he impacted many lives and gained many friendships.

David is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Taylor) Hewitt of Florence; his children, Olivia and Drew; his parents Paul and Rosie Hewitt of Rising Sun; sister Denise (Russell) Taylor of St. Leon; sister Lisa (David) Williams of Rising Sun. He is also survived by his wife’s children Jake and Sydney Taylor, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20th at Rising Sun High School (210 S. Henrietta St). Visitation will be 2 p.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19th at the high school. Memorial donations may be made to: Compton Traditional Bowhunters, PO Box 50, Mahomet, IL 61853.  All donations will go towards their youth program. Donation cards are also available through the funeral home. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN is serving the family.