Chief Michael Payne and members of his department responded to a truck fire on Interstate-65 north of Lafayette just after midnight last night. After the fire was extinguished, Chief Payne collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Resuscitation efforts were initiated and he was transported to Indiana University Hospital – Lafayette where those efforts continued. Chief Payne died at approximately 1:45 A.M. (Eastern). Chief Payne was 58 years old and is survived by an adult daughter. He had served with the department for over 25 years. Funeral arrangements are pending and details will be posted at www.SupportingHeroes.com Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.