Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter (left) visited retired ISP Col. Robert (Bob) Cline (center) at the River Terrace Health Campus in January with some of Cline’s other friends, including Jim White (right).
Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter (left) visited retired ISP Col. Robert (Bob) Cline (center) at the River Terrace Health Campus in January with some of Cline’s other friends, including Jim White (right).
Robert J. Cline, the retired Indiana State Police colonel who made Madison his home, died Friday at River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

Cline, 92, was a native of Osgood. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and made the decision not to undergo treatment.

After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II and earning a two-year certificate from Indiana University’s Institute of Criminal Law Administration, Cline joined the Indiana State Police as a trooper. Cline rose from the lowest ranks in ISP to serve in the superintendent’s office as the second in command to Supt. John T. Shettle. As an officer, Cline had served in several counties throughout southeastern Indiana.

After officially retiring from law enforcement, Cline applied his knowledge of computers to build a website — MadisonCameRunning.com — to serve the community he and his late wife, Rita, made their home. His website is well-known for its sharing of photos and stories of local people and visitors as well as its attention to the Madison Regatta and many other special events of the city.

The Madison Courier joined some of Cline’s many friends from his time with the state police when they visited him in January to catch up with each other and trade memories. Those stories can be found on the Courier website under news. A video of the gathering is on WKMNews.com

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes.

The Courier will provide more information as soon as it is available.