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A beautiful OCTOBER morning!!! Drive safe and keep your eyes open for our  farmers bringing in the harvest. #harvestsafe...
10/01/2021

A beautiful OCTOBER morning!!! Drive safe and keep your eyes open for our farmers bringing in the harvest.

#harvestsafety

A beautiful OCTOBER morning!!! Drive safe and keep your eyes open for our farmers bringing in the harvest.

#harvestsafety

Trooper Wilbur Turner Retires after 41 Years with ISPAfter 41 years as an Indiana State Trooper, today was Trooper Wilbu...
09/27/2021

Trooper Wilbur Turner Retires after 41 Years with ISP

After 41 years as an Indiana State Trooper, today was Trooper Wilbur Turner's final day with the Indiana State Police.

Prior to his appointment as a State Trooper on July 6, 1980, Wilbur Turner attended John Adams High School in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. After high school, Turner served two years in the U.S. Marines as a truck driver assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California.

Upon graduation from the Indiana State Police Academy, Trooper Turner was stationed at the Sellersburg Post. Although initially wanting to be stationed closer to home, Master Trooper Turner said the people, weather, and beauty of the area changed his desires.

In his 40 years working for the ISP in southern Indiana, Trooper Turner has had many duties, including working as an undercover officer. Turner has also served as an Accident Reconstructionist, Tactical Intervention Platoon team member, and Field Training Officer. He is currently serving as a Defensive Tactics Instructor. Master Trooper Turner also served for ten years as a Gaming Agent when Troopers were assigned to Indiana casinos.

Trooper Turner resides in Floyd County and is the proud father of three children and two step-children. Please join us in honoring and thanking Master Trooper Turner for his years of dedicated service.

Wilbur Turner will continue to serve and protect the citizens of Indiana as he begins a new career as a School Resource Officer with the Clark County Sheriff's Department.

Please help us congratulate Wilbur on a career well done!!!

Friday Evening, Trooper Steven Peyton had the honor to join a group of local  car enthusiasts to show support for an ama...
09/27/2021

Friday Evening, Trooper Steven Peyton had the honor to join a group of local car enthusiasts to show support for an amazing young man who is battling cancer. Please keep this young man and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday Evening, Trooper Steven Peyton had the honor to join a group of local car enthusiasts to show support for an amazing young man who is battling cancer. Please keep this young man and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Indiana State Police Seeks Recruits for the 82nd Recruit AcademyThe Indiana State Police is accepting additional applica...
09/27/2021

Indiana State Police Seeks Recruits for the 82nd Recruit Academy

The Indiana State Police is accepting additional applications for the 82nd Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at IndianaTrooper.com. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police. Note: If you have already applied for the 82nd Recruit Academy you do NOT need to reapply. Please contact a recruiter about participating in the testing.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EST) on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 82nd Recruit Academy.

If selected to proceed in the selection process, applicants will complete the Physical Abilities Test, Written Examination, and Oral Interview in one weekend. Testing will be held Saturday & Sunday, October 2 - 3, 2021 at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, IN. Applicants must pass each phase of the selection process to continue to the next phase. Further details and instructions will be sent by email to applicants by the end of business September 30, 2021.

Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:

1. Must be a United States citizen.
2. Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee. (Appointment date is June 16, 2022)
3. Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
4. Must possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.
5. Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.
6. Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma
(GED).

The starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000.00 a year. Recruits of the 82nd Recruit Academy are offered an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65. The Indiana State Police pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service. Additionally, the Indiana State Police Department provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program. Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time through the following: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

Current Law Enforcement Officers:
Current Law Enforcement Officers having a minimum of three continuous years of merit full time law enforcement service as of November 23, 2021, if they choose, will be assigned to the District where they currently reside.

Current Out of State Law Enforcement Officers having a minimum of three continuous years of merit full time law enforcement service as of November 23, 2021, if they choose, may be afforded their District of choice, if their home state certification is determined equivalent to the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board standards.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by visiting IndianaTrooper.com. Applicants can also contact a recruiter at [email protected].

Indiana State Police Seeks Recruits for the 82nd Recruit Academy

The Indiana State Police is accepting additional applications for the 82nd Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at IndianaTrooper.com. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police. Note: If you have already applied for the 82nd Recruit Academy you do NOT need to reapply. Please contact a recruiter about participating in the testing.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EST) on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 82nd Recruit Academy.

If selected to proceed in the selection process, applicants will complete the Physical Abilities Test, Written Examination, and Oral Interview in one weekend. Testing will be held Saturday & Sunday, October 2 - 3, 2021 at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, IN. Applicants must pass each phase of the selection process to continue to the next phase. Further details and instructions will be sent by email to applicants by the end of business September 30, 2021.

Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:

1. Must be a United States citizen.
2. Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee. (Appointment date is June 16, 2022)
3. Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
4. Must possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.
5. Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.
6. Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma
(GED).

The starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000.00 a year. Recruits of the 82nd Recruit Academy are offered an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65. The Indiana State Police pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service. Additionally, the Indiana State Police Department provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program. Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time through the following: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

Current Law Enforcement Officers:
Current Law Enforcement Officers having a minimum of three continuous years of merit full time law enforcement service as of November 23, 2021, if they choose, will be assigned to the District where they currently reside.

Current Out of State Law Enforcement Officers having a minimum of three continuous years of merit full time law enforcement service as of November 23, 2021, if they choose, may be afforded their District of choice, if their home state certification is determined equivalent to the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board standards.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by visiting IndianaTrooper.com. Applicants can also contact a recruiter at [email protected].

UPDATE: Woman arrested for death of two-year-old now charged with MurderThe investigation into the tragic death of a Pek...
09/15/2021

UPDATE: Woman arrested for death of two-year-old now charged with Murder

The investigation into the tragic death of a Pekin girl is ongoing. The child, two-year-old Misty Ann Lynn McDowell, died on Tuesday morning after being rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem by local emergency personnel.

On Tuesday afternoon, an autopsy was conducted by forensic pathologist Dr. James Jacobi. The official cause of death was listed as Homicide - multiple blunt force injuries.

On Wednesday, ISP detective Travis Baker met again with Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin concerning the case. As a result of the investigation and findings in the case, the Washington County Prosecutor has added the following charges in the arrest of Sarah Bierly:
1. Murder - Felony
2. Aggravated Battery resulting in Death - Level 1 Felony

Sarah Bierly is also charged with the original crime of Neglect of a Dependent causing Death, a level 1 Felony.

In regard to the case, Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin provided the following statement: "This case will require our best. Thankfully, our office has the experience, training, and determination necessary to meet this moment. We will see that justice is served in this case."

The original news release is listed below.

Pekin - September 14, 2021: Detectives from the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg arrested a 30-year-old Pekin woman for the death of a 2-year-old girl in her care.

Around Midnight Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to a Poplar Street address in Pekin after receiving a 911 call reporting an unresponsive child. Washington County EMS immediately transported the child to St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem after deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived.

Tragically, the child was pronounced deceased by the Washington County Coroner after arriving at the hospital.

Sheriff Brent Miller requested ISP assistance, and Detective Travis Baker and Crime Scene Investigator Phil D'Angelo responded to the Pekin address scene.

As part of the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence as Detective Travis Baker spoke with 30-year-old Sarah Maire Bierly, the live-in-girlfriend of the child's father, as well as other family members at the scene.

The investigation continued at the Washington County Jail, where Detective Baker later arrested Sarah Bierly for Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death, a Level 1 Felony.

An autopsy has been scheduled for later this afternoon.

The Indian State Police were assisted by officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Pekin Town Marshall, Washington County EMS, Pierce-Polk Township first-responders, the Washington County Coroner's Office, and the Washington County Prosecutor.

This case is still under investigation and will be updated as information becomes available.

“All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law”.

UPDATE: Woman arrested for death of two-year-old now charged with Murder

The investigation into the tragic death of a Pekin girl is ongoing. The child, two-year-old Misty Ann Lynn McDowell, died on Tuesday morning after being rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem by local emergency personnel.

On Tuesday afternoon, an autopsy was conducted by forensic pathologist Dr. James Jacobi. The official cause of death was listed as Homicide - multiple blunt force injuries.

On Wednesday, ISP detective Travis Baker met again with Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin concerning the case. As a result of the investigation and findings in the case, the Washington County Prosecutor has added the following charges in the arrest of Sarah Bierly:
1. Murder - Felony
2. Aggravated Battery resulting in Death - Level 1 Felony

Sarah Bierly is also charged with the original crime of Neglect of a Dependent causing Death, a level 1 Felony.

In regard to the case, Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin provided the following statement: "This case will require our best. Thankfully, our office has the experience, training, and determination necessary to meet this moment. We will see that justice is served in this case."

The original news release is listed below.

Pekin - September 14, 2021: Detectives from the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg arrested a 30-year-old Pekin woman for the death of a 2-year-old girl in her care.

Around Midnight Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to a Poplar Street address in Pekin after receiving a 911 call reporting an unresponsive child. Washington County EMS immediately transported the child to St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem after deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived.

Tragically, the child was pronounced deceased by the Washington County Coroner after arriving at the hospital.

Sheriff Brent Miller requested ISP assistance, and Detective Travis Baker and Crime Scene Investigator Phil D'Angelo responded to the Pekin address scene.

As part of the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence as Detective Travis Baker spoke with 30-year-old Sarah Maire Bierly, the live-in-girlfriend of the child's father, as well as other family members at the scene.

The investigation continued at the Washington County Jail, where Detective Baker later arrested Sarah Bierly for Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death, a Level 1 Felony.

An autopsy has been scheduled for later this afternoon.

The Indian State Police were assisted by officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Pekin Town Marshall, Washington County EMS, Pierce-Polk Township first-responders, the Washington County Coroner's Office, and the Washington County Prosecutor.

This case is still under investigation and will be updated as information becomes available.

“All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law”.

Girlfriend arrested in Death of Two-Year-Old GirlPekin - September 14, 2021:  Detectives from the Indiana State Police (...
09/14/2021

Girlfriend arrested in Death of Two-Year-Old Girl

Pekin - September 14, 2021: Detectives from the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg arrested a 30-year-old Pekin woman for the death of a 2-year-old girl in her care.

Around Midnight Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to a Poplar Street address in Pekin after receiving a 911 call reporting an unresponsive child. Washington County EMS immediately transported the child to St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem after deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived.

Tragically, the child was pronounced deceased by the Washington County Coroner after arriving at the hospital.

Sheriff Brent Miller requested ISP assistance, and Detective Travis Baker and Crime Scene Investigator Phil D'Angelo responded to the Pekin address scene.

As part of the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence as Detective Travis Baker spoke with 30-year-old Sarah Maire Bierly, the live-in-girlfriend of the child's father, as well as other family members at the scene.

The investigation continued at the Washington County Jail, where Detective Baker later arrested Sarah Bierly for Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death, a Level 1 Felony.

An autopsy has been scheduled for later this afternoon.

The Indian State Police were assisted by officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Pekin Town Marshall, Washington County EMS, Pierce-Polk Township first-responders, the Washington County Coroner's Office, and the Washington County Prosecutor.

This case is still under investigation and will be updated as information becomes available.

“All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law”.

Girlfriend arrested in Death of Two-Year-Old Girl

Pekin - September 14, 2021: Detectives from the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg arrested a 30-year-old Pekin woman for the death of a 2-year-old girl in her care.

Around Midnight Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to a Poplar Street address in Pekin after receiving a 911 call reporting an unresponsive child. Washington County EMS immediately transported the child to St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem after deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived.

Tragically, the child was pronounced deceased by the Washington County Coroner after arriving at the hospital.

Sheriff Brent Miller requested ISP assistance, and Detective Travis Baker and Crime Scene Investigator Phil D'Angelo responded to the Pekin address scene.

As part of the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence as Detective Travis Baker spoke with 30-year-old Sarah Maire Bierly, the live-in-girlfriend of the child's father, as well as other family members at the scene.

The investigation continued at the Washington County Jail, where Detective Baker later arrested Sarah Bierly for Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death, a Level 1 Felony.

An autopsy has been scheduled for later this afternoon.

The Indian State Police were assisted by officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Pekin Town Marshall, Washington County EMS, Pierce-Polk Township first-responders, the Washington County Coroner's Office, and the Washington County Prosecutor.

This case is still under investigation and will be updated as information becomes available.

“All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law”.

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Seen a trooper today changing a flat between sellersburg and Memphis Exits going north and I wish I could have got a picture!!! That’s the stuff that doesn’t make the news!!!! Thank you trooper for serving your community!
Carey how are the roads in Floyd Co.?
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This is in Bloomington. He got promoted to Corporal and moved to help open Post 7A on the bypass near the IU football stadium.
Have cbradio
How many of you are familiar with the term "Two-tone Blue Boys?" It's older than all of you!
The first Post-War recruit class of the Indiana State Police
Good job
sent a pm for Dist 31
I broke down this morning about 6:30 am on Highway 62 near Charlestown State Park 2 Indiana State Troopers stopped by to make sure everything was alright didn't get the 1st Troopers name the 2nd one was Trooper Caudell thanks for checking fellas and stay safe
Is there a really long wait at this time for a conceal carry appointment? I want to start the process, however, I do not want to run out of time waiting to get in to get fingerprinted.