The Indiana State Police held an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis on Nov. 12 to publicly acknowledged the achievements and accomplishments that each one too typically go with out the correct recognition. Officers had been acknowledged for his or her dedication, service, bravery, devotion to the division and the residents of Indiana.
Two troopers from the Toll Street Submit who had been working in Porter County had been honored for his or her efforts in serving the residents of Indiana.
The 2020 Trooper of the District Award for the Toll Street Submit was introduced to Trooper Benjamin Beers. This award is given yearly to a trooper at every district that personifies integrity, professionalism, and a well-rounded work ethic. Beers was chosen by his command employees for his dedication, visitors and legal enforcement, neighborhood involvement, and different providers carried out for the division past regular expectations. Throughout 2020 Beers made 425 arrests and 110 DUI arrests. Beers additionally acquired the District DUI Award and DUI Life Award for being the Indiana State Police #2 DUI enforcer for 2020. Beers is a 4-year veteran of the Indiana State Police and patrols the Indiana Toll Street in Lake and Porter County.
Trooper Luis Alvarez acquired a Lifesaving Award for actions taken on September 29, 2020. Trooper Alvarez was helping a automobile that had change into disabled alongside the Indiana Toll Street in Porter County. Whereas ready with this automobile for a tow truck to reach, a feminine passenger by chance shot herself whereas inserting a handgun into her purse. The bullet travelled via each her higher legs inflicting heavy bleeding. Alvarez used two CAT tourniquets to sluggish the stream of blood till an ambulance arrived. An investigation revealed that the feminine was inserting the handgun in her purse for the driving force when it by chance discharged. The driving force did have a legitimate allow. Alvarez is a 3-year veteran of the Indiana State Police and patrols the Indiana Toll Street in St. Joseph, Elkhart, and LaGrange County.