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Indiana State Police Bloomington Post Receives Three New Troopers
Updated November 17, 2017 7:06 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Lieutenant Paul Bucher, Commander of the Bloomington District, welcomes three new troopers to serve Monroe, Morgan, Brown, Greene, Owen and Lawrence Counties.

On October 19th, 33 troopers graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit School after completing 24 weeks of intense training that exceeded 1,000 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, and a host of other subjects related to modern policing.

Each graduating trooper was assigned to one of 14 State Police Posts across Indiana. The troopers will now spend the next three months working side by side with a series of experienced Field Training Officers. Upon successful completion of field training, the new troopers will be assigned a state police vehicle and will begin solo patrol at their assigned district.

New Troopers at Bloomington:

Probationary Trooper Matthew Hatchett.jpg

Matthew Hatchett is a native of Nashville, Indiana and a 2012 graduate of Brown County High School. Hatchett spent 1 year at Ivy Tech Bloomington and 1 year at the University of Southern Indiana studying Exercise Science. Prior to graduating from the Indiana State Police Academy, Probationary Trooper Hatchett served with the Indiana Capitol Police and the Nashville Indiana Police Department. He will primarily patrol Brown County.

Probationary Trooper Wyatt Phillips.jpg

Wyatt Phillips is from Waverly in Morgan County and a 2009 graduate of the Decatur Discovery Academy. Probationary Trooper Phillips served in the United States Army for six years prior to his graduation from the ISP Academy. He will primarily patrol Owen County.

Probationary Trooper Taylor Lowry.jpg

Taylor Lowry is a Morgan County native, originally from Paragon. He graduated from Martinsville High School in 2010 and then graduated from Vincennes University with a two year degree. Probationary Trooper Lowry also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves before graduating from the Indiana State Police Academy. He will primarily patrol Greene County.

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