The Indiana State Police held an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis this past Friday, November 20. 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. Two troopers from the Bremen Post were honored for their efforts in serving the citizens of Indiana.
The 2019 Trooper of the District Award for the Bremen Post was presented to Trooper Jonathan Price. This award is given annually to a trooper at each district that personifies integrity, professionalism, and a well-rounded work ethic. Price 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. Price dedicated extensive efforts in the area of drug interdiction and is responsible for over 90 felony arrests during 2019. These extensive drug investigations are an effort to make the community a better place for everyone. Price is a 6 ½ year veteran of the Indiana State Police.
Trooper Matthew Drudge 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. Drudge’s efforts removed 27 intoxicated drivers from Indiana’s roads. Drudge is a 5-year veteran of the Indiana State Police.