Dianna Bastin Photo

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 the Ellettsville community lost a very special person: Dianna Bastin, an Ellettsville Town Council member and a Telecommunicator (Dispatcher) for the Monroe County Central Emergency Dispatch Center.


Dianna was very dedicated to the Town of Ellettsville, both the community and the town's employees. She took pride in organizing the employee picnic every year. It was her way of letting the employees know how much she and the other Town Council members appreciated the employees' service to the community. She was always so proud of the employees and she made it a point to let them know.

Dianna was also a very dedicated dispatcher. She referred to us as HER police officers, letting us know that she would do everything she could to keep us safe. She did the same for the firefighters and emergency medical personnel. There is no doubt that she will continue to watch over HER police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dianna. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and co-workers.


-Zach Michael, Ellettsville Police Department