Master Trooper Lionel Douglas retires after 33 years of service

INDIANA – Recently, Master Trooper Lionel Douglas completed his final shift as an Indiana State Trooper after a 33 ½ year career.   After graduating high school at Gary Roosevelt in 1979 and completing Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, M/Trp. Douglas was hired by the Indiana State Police in 1988 and graduated from the 46th recruit class. 


M/Trp. Lionel Douglas 1988

Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Lafayette District where he patrolled White and Carroll Counties.  In 1989, he transferred to the Lowell Post where he patrolled southern Lake County.  In 1996, he was reassigned to the Indiana Gaming Commission where he was assigned to the Trump Casino Riverboat as a detective. 

M/Trp. Lionel Douglas 2016

After completing that assignment, he returned to the Lowell Post in 2006 where he finished out his career in Zone 1, Lake County.  During his career, he was assigned to T.I.P. (Tactical Intervention Platoon) and was an F.T.O. (Field Training Officer).  He finished his career with over 700,000 accident-free miles.   

In his retirement, Lionel plans on enjoying each day as they come and plans to travel with his family. 

The Indiana State Police Lowell Post would like to thank M/Trp. Lionel Douglas for his service to the citizens of Indiana, and to enjoy your well-deserved retirement.    

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