INDIANAPOLIS — It's been six months since eight people were shot and killed while they were working at the FedEx Ground facility on Maribel Road in Indianapolis.
“Nearly six months after one of the darkest days in the history of our company, we continue to mourn the loss of our team members and lend support to those affected by the tragic events of April 15," a statement from FedEx this week read.
While FedEx doesn't publicly disclose details of its security protocols, in a statement, it said it has a number of measures in place to keep people safe, including physical security procedures and workplace violence awareness and prevention measures.
"The safety of our team members remains our top priority, and we are committed to providing a safe and secure work environment at all times," the statement read. "We continue to assess our security programs and processes to identify any potential enhancement opportunities."
Honoring those we lost
"The FedEx family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from communities near and far, and we extend our deepest appreciation as we continue working together through this difficult time to serve the ongoing shipping needs of our customers," the statement read.
In the days after the tragedy, the community came together at vigils to honor those who were killed.
In August, Samaria Blackwell was honoredat the Garfield Park Aquatic Center, where she worked and volunteered for three years. When the Avon Police Department learned she dreamed of becoming a police officer, they started collecting patches from law enforcement agencies across the country and presented them to her family in June.
Indianapolis' third mass homicide of the year
"In Indianapolis, 3rd massacre in 3 months," the front page of The New York Times on Saturday, April 17, read. This was the 11th mass homicide in the United States in 2021.
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