Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
CARLISLE– Recently Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) donated 64 boxes of food to local charities. Each box weighed approximately 45 pounds.
The food donations included corn, green beans and peas, to name a few. Ten of the boxes contained food gathered during a recent fund raising event, while 54 boxes contained food collected as part of the State of Indiana CANstruction Food Drive. It was a competition initiated between all state agencies to collect canned goods for the holiday season. The event united the residents of Indiana as they worked to help their fellow Hoosiers. WVCF donated the canned goods they collected to the Salvation Army and God’s Pantry of Knox County, Our Father’s Arms of Sullivan County and Odon Food Pantry of Daviess County.
Monetary donations totaling $2,550 were also given to the Knox County Salvation Army.
WVCF staff and offenders came together to help meet the needs expressed by Knox County. Giving back to the community is something WVCF prides its self on.
When asked about the fund raising events that WVCF participated in, Warden Dick Brown stated the following, “I could not be happier with the way that our staff and offenders contribute to charities. It is a testimony to the atmosphere were are working to create at WVCF.”
Indiana State Police
PUTNAMVILLE – Yesterday, three new probationary troopers reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Putnamville.
They are three of the 54 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on Thursday, Dec. 13. Their recent graduation marked the culmination of 22 weeks of intense training exceeding 1,018 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.
Andrew C. Mattern, 28, is a Vigo County, Indiana native, and a graduate of Terre Haute South High School. After having graduated High School he attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Prior to his graduation from the ISP Recruit Academy, Mattern was a Deputy with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department. He enjoys hiking at national parks, fishing, and working on his home. Mattern will be primarily assigned to patrol Sullivan County and resides in Terre Haute. Mattern is engaged to be married in May.
Gerald D. Stump, 27, is a Vigo County, Indiana native, a graduate of Terre Haute South High School and a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. Prior to graduating from the ISP Recruit Academy, Stump was a Motor Carrier Inspector (MCI) with the Indiana State Police. During his time off, Stump enjoys being with his family and friends. Stump enjoys watching and playing sports, and working out. Stump will primarily patrol Vigo County and he resides in West Terre Haute with his wife Kaysee.
William R. Clark, 30, is a Sullivan County, Indiana native and a graduate of Sullivan High School. Prior to graduating from the ISP Recruit Academy, Clark was a co-owner/operator of a family-owned construction company. He enjoys hunting and fishing during his time off. Clark will primarily patrol Sullivan County and he resides in Sullivan with his wife Anna.
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). This allows 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.
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