4 Jasper Post troopers mark 25 years of service

From Local Sources


JASPER — The Indiana State Police Jasper Post says four of its personnel recently passed the career milestone of 25 years of service dedicated to the citizens of Indiana.

The Post says Sgt. David Price, Sgt. Juli Schnell, Corp. Stewart “Stu” Sanders and Master Trooper Gaven Wilson were hired by the Indiana State Police and graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy’s 52nd recruit class on June 4, 1995.

Price was assigned to the Fort Wayne District after graduating from recruit school. He then transferred to the Jasper Post and worked Crawford, Perry and Spencer Counties as a road trooper. He has served as a member of the ISP Emergency Response Team, corporal, district detective and an Investigative Squad leader and is a National Computer Forensics Institute graduate of advanced computer and cellphone forensic courses.

Price is currently assigned to the Indiana State Police Cyber Crime Unit as a forensic examiner. His duties include conducting forensic examination on computers, cellphones and other digital media for evidentiary purposes. Price currently resides in Spencer County with his wife Cary and sons, Evan and Nolan.


Schnell was first assigned as a road trooper at the Indiana State Police Toll Road District for a year before transferring to the Jasper Post where she worked Dubois County. In March, 2002, Schnell’s career took a different path as she was promoted into investigations. In November 2016, she was promoted to the rank of sergeant, taking the position as the Investigative Squad leader at the Jasper Post. Schnell and her family reside in Dubois County.

Sanders was first assigned to the Evansville Post and assigned Pike County. He also has served as a hostage crisis negotiator, was a Marijuana Eradication Team member and Pioneer Camp director. Sanders is currently a corporal at the Jasper Post and lives in Pike County with his family.

Wilson was assigned to the Lowell Post after graduating recruit school where he worked Lake County. He then transferred to the Jasper Post where he has worked Martin and Daviess counties. Wilson has also been on several specialty teams, including Explosive Ordinance Reconnaissance team member, Tactical Intervention Platoon and has served as a crash reconstructionist. Wilson has also served the Daviess and Martin county schools as a Just Say No instructor for 24 years. Wilson currently resides in Daviess County.

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