Jasper post rolls out four new troopers

Herald Staff Writer

JASPER — The Indiana State Police Jasper post gained four new troopers Monday.











Michael Allen, a 1997 graduate of Springs Valley High School, will primarily patrol Orange County. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. In 2000, he became a West Baden Police Department officer and, in 2005, accepted a deputy position with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. In 2008, the went to work for Fuhs Properties while still serving as a reserve officer for the Town of French Lick.

Daviess County is the primary patrol area for Andrew Beaver, a 2004 Martinsville High School graduate who enlisted in the United States Navy after high school. He served in South Korea, California and Afghanistan and is still a Naval reservist.

Jason Dunsworth is a 1999 graduate of Heritage Hills High School. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force. In 2004, after his time in service, Dunsworth began his law enforcement career with the Santa Claus Police Department. In 2007, he joined the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department where he worked until being hired by the state police. Dunsworth will primarily patrol Crawford County.

Crawford County will be the primary patrol area for Coty Seifert, a 2007 graduate of Perry Central High School. Seifert enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school and did a tour in Iraq. After returning home, prior to being accepted to the state police recruit school, Coty worked for Waupaca and Webb Wheel in Tell City.

A total of 47 new troopers who graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield on Dec. 21 were added at posts throughout the state and given their patrol cars Monday. The new recruits trained in the field for three months before being assigned to their respective posts.

Contact Bill Powell at bpowell@dcherald.com.

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