(BLOOMINGTON) – Indiana State Police Probationary Trooper Benjamin Smith received his car and has begun solo patrol in the Bloomington District which covers Monroe, Morgan, Brown, Greene, Owen and Lawrence Counties.
He was one of 35 new troopers from the 79th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class were issued their state police cars at the Indiana State Police Youth Education and Historical Center in Indianapolis.
Trooper Smith is a native of Mooresville, Indiana and a 2012 graduate of Mooresville High School. Smith spent six years proudly serving his country on active duty in the Air Force and then served an additional year in the Air National Guard.
Lieutenant Paul Bucher said, “We are glad to see Probationary Trooper Benjamin Smith joining our veteran troopers on solo patrol who serve each of the communities in our district.”
Probationary Trooper Smith will primarily patrol Monroe County.