Indiana State Police
PUTNAMVILLE – Today, three new probationary troopers reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Putnamville. They are three of the 46 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 75th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on Thursday, November 19.
Their recent graduation marked the culmination of 21 weeks of intense training exceeding 950 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.
Justin B. Bell, 27, is a graduate of Sullivan High School and served four years at the Sullivan County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office until his appointment to the ISP academy. Bell is also a graduate of the Indiana Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Session 11-191. He enjoys sports and physical fitness. Bell and his wife and two children reside in Sullivan County. Bell will be assigned primarily to Sullivan County.
Bradley J. Fyfe, 26, is a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School. Fyfe was a pharmacy technician prior to graduating from the ISP Academy. He enjoys SCUBA diving and other sports. Fyfe and his wife and child reside in Vermillion County. He will be primarily assigned to Vigo County.
William B. Miller, 31, is a graduate of Sullivan High School, Vincennes University, and the Indiana Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Session 05-163. Miller served the last ten years as a deputy sheriff for Sullivan County Indiana. Miller comes from a law enforcement family as his father, Bill Miller, is currently the Warren County Indiana Sheriff, his brother Donald Miller is currently a Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Deputy, and his grandfather, James C. Miller, served with the Indiana State Police, in the early years of the ISP. Bell has other cousins and uncles that are or have been retired from, the Indiana State Police and other local agencies. He and wife and two children reside in Sullivan County. Miller will be primarily assigned to Sullivan County.
The three new troopers will continue their training for the next three months as part of the ISP Field Training Program. The Field Training Program pairs new troopers with veteran troopers, or Field Training Officers, (FTO’s,) to allow the new troopers to take what they learned in the recruit academy and apply it in the field under the close supervision of the FTO. Upon successful completion of their field training, they will be issued their own commissions and be assigned solo patrol responsibilities.
Indiana State Police UPDATE 11/26/15: The victim has been identified as Derrick Gregory, 30, of Indianapolis.
ISP UPDATE 10 p.m.: ISP detectives and crime scene investigators have secured the scene on the interstate and the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck has been impounded to a secure location. Investigators confirmed the pickup has several bullet holes in the windshield and driver’s side door.
The white male from Indianapolis identity is not being released until family has been identified. He is listed in critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Indiana State Police Detective Jerry Gentry at 317-899-8577.
Indiana State Police
INDIANAPOLIS- Indiana State Police troopers from the Indianapolis District are currently working an incident on the east side of Indianapolis on I-70 WB at the 88.8mm, (I-465 NB to I-70 WB), where a man appears to have suffered a gunshot wound.
This evening at approximately 6:30 p.m., troopers were sent to I-70 WB at the 88.8mm on the report of a disabled vehicle.
When troopers arrived they found an unresponsive male in the vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. Emergency medical personnel were summoned and have transported the male subject to Eskenazi Hospital. The male was the only person in the vehicle.
ISP detectives and crime scene investigators responded to the scene.
No further information is available at this time. Further information will be released when obtained.
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