ISP Photo/ Pictured from left to right standing: Mark True (Versailles Post), Rich Silcox (Pendleton Post), Korey Mauck (Evansville Post), Brian Dunkin (Fort Wayne Post), Jarrin Franklin (Bloomington Post), Miles Edwards (Indianapolis Post) Pictured from left to right kneeling: Scott Meyer (Fort Wayne Post), Chris McCreery (Fort Wayne Post)
Indiana State Police
Eight members of the Indiana State Police SWAT, representing the three Department teams recently competed in the Connecticut (CT) SWAT Challenge 2015, a nationally recognized event in which they placed fifth out of 30 teams.
According to Trooper Brian Dunkin, who is assigned to the Fort Wayne Post, he and his seven teammates competed against 29 other teams from around the nation and included several military teams. The competition included both individual and team events which tested the competitors mental, physical and tactical skills over a four day period.
Dunkin said, "We competed at a very high level and represented our department extremely well. Most of the teams there have been competing together in this event for at least 10 years and for the ISP to come in with a mix of guys from each of our three teams and have such a great showing, speaks volumes about the cohesion and capabilities of our SWAT teams".
Individual and teams results are as follows:
Top Sniper: Trooper Brian Dunkin (Fort Wayne Post) 1st place
Top Cop: Trooper Brian Dunkin (Fort Wayne Post) 6th place, Trooper Brian McCreery (Fort Wayne Post) 10th place, Jarrin Franklin (Bloomington Post) 25th place.
Colt Cup: ISP 1st place
Mile High Team Sniper: ISP 2nd place
Dynamic Entry: ISP 5th place
Arcteryx Mystery Event: ISP 7th place
Hostage Rescue: ISP 10th place
Pictured from left to right standing: Mark True (Versailles Post), Rich Silcox (Pendleton Post), Korey Mauck (Evansville Post), Brian Dunkin (Fort Wayne Post), Jarrin Franklin (Bloomington Post), Miles Edwards (Indianapolis Post)
Pictured from left to right kneeling: Scott Meyer (Fort Wayne Post), Chris McCreery (Fort Wayne Post)
Vigo County Sheriff's Office
Vigo County Sheriff's Deputies were busy overnight dealing with large groups of people gathering on parking lots. Deputies and several other law enforcement agencies responded with Honey Creek Fire Department to the Ashley Furniture Store at 4221 S. US 41 when the store's fire alarm was activated.
Upon arrival officers and fire officials were met with a crowd so large that fire apparatus could not gain access the building and the crowd was unwilling to disperse to allow access for fire apparatus and personnel to perform their duties.
A short time later agencies returned to the same location when a male suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound to the hand. The male was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the handgun was recovered by officers. Other large crowds gathered at the Ms. Softball America fields behind the fairgrounds as well, no incidents were reported at this location.
The sheriff's office would like to remind those visitors to the area that all parking lots are considered private property and those owners have the right to refuse to allow access to these parking areas at any time.
Many business in the city and county have hired off duty police officers to prevent large crowds such as these to congregate on their parking lots and to prevent property damage.
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