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Three New Indiana State Police Troopers Report for Duty

Two of them have military experience

BLOOMINGTON, Ind--Three new Indiana State Troopers will serve Monroe, Morgan, Brown, Greene, Owen, & Lawrence counties. 

33 troopers graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit School October 19 after completing 24 weeks of intense training that lasted over 1,000 hours. The training encompasses everything from criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, and a host of other subjects related to modern policing. 

The three new troopers are Matthew Hatchett, Wyatt Phillips, and Taylor Lowry. 

Hatchett is from Nashville, Indiana and graduated from Brown County High School in 2012. Prior to graduating from the Indiana State Police Academy, Hatchett served with the Indiana Capitol Policeand the Nashville Indiana Police Department. He will primarily patrol Brown County. 

Phillips is from Waverly in Morgan County and a 2009 graduate of the Decatur Discovery Academy. Phillips is served in the U.S. Army for six years prior to the graduation from the ISP Academy. He will primarily patrol Owen County. 

Lowry is from Morgan County native, originally from Paragon. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves before graduating from the Indiana State Police Academy. He will primarily patrol Greene County. 


(PHOTO: Indiana State Police)

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