ISP_logo_1The Indiana State Police held an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis Friday afternoon. The ceremony publicly recognized the achievements and accomplishments that all too often go without the proper recognition. Officers were recognized for their dedication, service, bravery, devotion to the department and the citizens of Indiana. Three troopers from the Bremen Post were honored for their efforts in serving the citizens of Indiana.

ISP_Brian HoffmanThe 2018 Trooper of the District Award for the Bremen Post was presented to Master Trooper Brian Hoffman. This award is given annually to a trooper at each district that personifies integrity, professionalism, and a well-rounded work ethic. Hoffman was selected by his command staff for his dedication, traffic and criminal enforcement, community involvement, and other services performed for the department beyond normal expectations. Hoffman dedicated extensive efforts in the area of marijuana eradication and is responsible for the eradication of approximately 7,000 marijuana plants and 30 pounds of processed marijuana. Hoffman is a 19 ½-year veteran of the Indiana State Police.

ISP_Arthur SmithTrooper Arthur Smith received the District DUI Award for the Indiana State Police Bremen Post. This award is presented to the top trooper in each district for outstanding efforts in removing intoxicated drivers from Indiana’s roadways. Smith’s efforts removed 30 intoxicated drivers from Indiana’s roads. Smith is a 7-year veteran of the Indiana State Police and patrols Elkhart County.

ISP_Kyle GlazeTrooper Kyle Glaze received a Lifesaving Award for extraordinary life-saving actions that were taken on February 5, 2019. While on patrol in St. Joseph County, Glaze heard the South Bend Police Department dispatch a medical emergency at the Planet Fitness where a subject was in full cardiac arrest. When Glaze arrived, he entered the building with the South Bend Fire Department. They found the male patient lying on the floor in the rear of the building near the cardio equipment. Glaze knelt beside victim and began performing chest compressions. After approximately 40 compressions, the patient gasped deeply and raised his head off the ground. Glazed ceased doing compressions and fire personnel continued to render first-aid. The male patient slowly regained consciousness and was transported to Memorial Hospital where he recovered. Glaze is a 4-year veteran of the Indiana State Police and he patrols St. Joseph County.