County native gets ISP SWAT Combat Action Award


INDIANAPOLIS — A Dubois County native and Indiana State Police veteran was honored last week by Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter with a SWAT Award.


Master Trooper Eric Williams, a former Jasper Post trooper who has been with the South Zone SWAT team since 2006, was presented the department’s Combat Action Award last week during the force’s 2018 Spring Awards Ceremony in Indianapolis.

Without going into detail, authorities said Williams was being honored for a “courageous, at risk performance of duty” on Sept. 30, 2017. The incident involved the use of and/or defense against life threatening physical force.

Williams had previously earned the Combat Action Award in 2014, as well.

The Dubois County native is a 17-year veteran of the Indiana State Police.

Williams graduated from the 62nd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in December of 2001. After graduating the Recruit Academy, Williams was assigned to the Lowell Post. He transferred to the Jasper Post in 2003 and was then promoted to the South Zone SWAT team where he is currently assigned 12 years ago.

In 2011, Williams achieved the rank of Senior Trooper and in 2016 he earned the rank of Master Trooper.

In addition to his full-time SWAT duties, Williams serves as a Defensive Tactics & Firearms Instructor.

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