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New Troopers Hit the Road

June 27, 2011

06/28/11 Last October 60 individuals began training at the 70th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in Plainfield to become state troopers.  On Monday, June 20, 2011 forty-three of those recruits successfully completed the required training.  In total they have completed nearly nine months of training.  Monday marked the culmination of the training when they reported to the Indiana State Police Headquarters garage in Indianapolis where they received their cars.  Today there are 43 new troopers patrolling Hoosier highways. 

During the ceremony Indiana State Police Assistant Superintendent, Colonel Richard Weigand, congratulated the new troopers on their accomplishments and stressed to them the importance of what the Indiana State Police “commission” represented.  Along with his congratulatory remarks he also reminded them that the number one cause of police officer death in the United States is traffic crashes.  He urged each of them to exercise appropriate caution when operating their cars. 

Troopers from the Bremen District and the Toll Road District receiving their cars yesterday were: 

Patrick O’Keefe . . .              Bremen Post, Bremen

Brian Robbins . . . .   Bremen Post, Plymouth

Christopher Eagles . Toll Road Post, Portage

Scott Hipsher . . . . .   Toll Road Post, Mishawaka

Benjamin Werner . .             Toll Road Post, Mishawaka

Craig Woodcox . . . .             Toll Road Post, Butler