top of page
  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Updated: Martin County mourns the passing of Shoals Town Marshal Todd Eckert

SHOALS - APRIL 14, 2024 - Martin County is mourning the loss of Shoals Town Marshal who fought a courageous battle with cancer.

Photo: Shoals Town Marshal Todd Eckert is with David Smith at the Shoals Catfish Festival a few years back

Condolences are pouring in across Martin County as the community reflects on a man who loved to smile, and who protected the community he loved, and the community loved him.

" The Loogootee Police Department extends its sincerest condolences to the friends and family of long time Shoals Town Marshal, Todd Eckert. Todd's unwavering dedication to serving others, evident through his longstanding commitment to the Town of Shoals, exemplified his profound sense of duty and integrity. His profound respect and compassion extended not only to his immediate circle but also to his brothers and sisters in emergency services, reflecting his selfless character and unwavering support. May you rest in peace Marshal Eckert, we have the watch from here," - Kyle W. Long, Assistant Chief of Police

Photo: Shoals Town Marshal Todd Eckert responded to RJ's in Shoals for a complaint last year

Todd Eckert served the Town of Shoals with pride and honor. Details on arrangements will be released at a later time.

Todd Eckert

November 7, 1967 - April 14, 2024


Milan Todd Eckert, 56, of Shoals, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Daviess County Hospital, Washington.


Born November 7, 1967, in Huntingburg, Indiana, he was the son of Eddie Dale and Mary Lou (Steffen) Eckert.


Todd graduated from Forest Park High School with the Class of 1986.


He married Grace Cardwell on June 10, 2023 and she survives.


Todd worked as the Town Marshall of Shoals for over 20 years. He cared for the people, helping them in any way he could, and enjoyed serving the community and Town of Shoals.


He enjoyed the Wagler Motorsports Track in Lyons, Indiana, where he worked for many years. Todd loved spending time with his family, especially his grandbabies, and his church family at Church of the Cross.


Surviving are his wife, Grace; son, Dustin (Jessica) Eckert; step-children, Keyanna Parrott and Michael Parrott; grandbabies, Langstyn and Colton Eckert; siblings, Brian (Nicole) Eckert and Bret (Erica) Eckert; and nieces and nephews, Caden, Danielle, Austin, and Felecia Eckert.


He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Missy (Carla) Eckert.


Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at the Church of the Cross. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.


Visitation will be from 4-9 P.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Queen-Lee Chapel to assist with funeral expenses.

For breaking news and information go to or like/follow the Lawrence County Facebook.


Free-Holiness Church 11122 State Road 54 Cincinnati, Indiana

992 views0 comments


bottom of page