Five new soldiers go to the toll road patrol | Heralrepublican

INDIANPOLIS — Five Indiana State Troopers assigned to the toll road post received their patrol cars Wednesday after successfully completing three months in the ISP field training program.

Trainee soldiers graduated from the 81st Indiana State Police Recruiting Academy in December 2021.

The whole class received their new Dodge Charger State Police cars in Indianapolis.

During their time at the academy, recruits received 25 weeks of intense training. Their degree is the culmination of more than 1,100 hours of training including criminal law, emergency vehicle driving and the highway code. The academy’s training has also covered other facets of law enforcement, including criminal investigation, accident investigation, self-defense, and other law enforcement-related teaching areas. general law.

These soldiers will now begin a solo patrol on the Indiana Toll Road.

Richard Harris, 25, graduated in 2014 from Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, Michigan. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving on active duty until 2017. Harris attended the Indiana Institute of Technology, graduating with honors in 2021. Harris will patrol the toll road of Indiana to Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph County. .

Lecil Martin, 27, graduated in 2012 from Bishop Noll High School in Hammond. After high school, Martin attended Valparaiso University, earning a Bachelor of Arts. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor and Master of Science in 2019. In 2021, Martin earned a Master of Laws from Loyola University Chicago. Martin will patrol the Indiana Toll Road in Lake and Porter County.

Morgan Gremore, 28, graduated in 2011 from White Pigeon High School in White Pigeon, Michagan. Prior to attending the 81st Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, Gremore worked as a dispatcher at Indiana State Police Region Six Dispatch Center for a year and a half. Gremore will patrol the Indiana Toll Road in Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph County.

Joshua Brown, 22, graduated in 2017 from Bellmont High School in Decatur. After high school, he attended Indiana Tech and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in accounting. Brown will patrol the Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange and Steuben County.

Samuel Sharp, 22, graduated in 2018 from Westview High School in Topeka. Sharp then attended Trine University for a year. Prior to attending the Indiana State Police’s 81st Recruit Academy, Sharp worked as a correctional officer for LaGrange County Jail. Sharp will patrol the Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange and Steuben County.

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