LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Four new troopers started their careers with the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post on Monday.
The new troopers were part of the 76th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy graduating class. Fifty-five troopers graduated in that class and were designated for assignment across the state earlier this week.
During the training process, troopers underwent an excess of 950 hours of practice. The troopers received training on criminal law, investigation techniques, self-defense and first-responder protocol.
MEET THE NEW TROOPERS:
Trooper Matthew Clemans is a 2011 graduate of North Newton Jr-Sr High School and continued his education studying three years at Indiana State University. He has spent four years in the Army National Guard and resides in Tippecanoe County with his family.
Trooper Devin Farmer is a 2014 graduate Grace Christian School in Columbus, Georgia, and went on to graduate from Georgia Military College with a degree in Homeland Security in 2015. He has been with the Indiana National Guard for three years and resides in Tippecanoe County with his family.
Trooper Douglas W. Feazel is a 2005 graduate of Seeger Memorial Jr-Sr High School. He spent 12 years in the Indiana Army National Guard and lives in Fountain County with his family.
Trooper Kyle Killin is a 2005 graduate of Seeger Memorial Jr-Sr High School. He continued his education at Ivy Tech Community College with a degree in criminal justice. He then studied law and society at Purdue. He has served in the U.S. Air Force and resides in Tippecanoe County.