Deaths of DNR Officer & Friend Still Being Investigated

Officials say they are uncertain about the events that led to the deaths Tuesday of an Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officer and his friend.

The bodies of 44-year old Ed Bollman of Lapel, and 77-year old Roger Chezem of Anderson, were recovered late Tuesday from a pond at a Boy Scout Campground near Frankton. The men were longtime friends who had gone ice fishing together that day, according to authorities.

Bollman was a D-N-R officer who served Howard, Tipton and Madison counties.

Authorities believe Chezem suffered a heart attack and fell into the water and Bollman jumped in to save him.  Both men drowned in the icy waters.