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[ISP] Master Trooper Retires after 34 Years with ISP
Start Date: 8/23/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/23/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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Peru – Indiana State Police Master Trooper Jeff Franklin has retired from the state police after serving the citizens of Indiana for 34 years.

Franklin graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy in August of 1979 and was assigned to the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post as a trooper. In 1983, he transferred to the Peru Post and was assigned road patrol responsibilities primarily in Miami County. Early in his career, Franklin was also assigned road patrol duties in Howard County, but spent a majority of his career patrolling his home county of Tipton. Starting in 2003, Franklin spent an eight year stint patrolling Hamilton and Madison Counties, while assigned to the Indiana State Police Pendleton Post. In 2011, Franklin transferred back to the Peru District and resumed road patrol duties in Tipton County.

During his career, Master Trooper Franklin served as a firearms instructor. He oversaw firearms training and qualifications for troopers while assigned to the Pendleton and Peru Districts. He also instructed firearms training for recruits at the Indiana State Police Academy. On four separate occasions, Franklin was a member of the Indiana State Police “High 20” club. The “High 20” is the top 20 handgun shooters on the Indiana State Police Department. The top 20 shooters are determined by scores accumulated during the annual Indiana State Police Putnamville Pistol Competition.

Franklin is proud of the many things he was able to accomplish during his 34 year career, but he is especially proud of the job he and other troopers did in 1995 when assigned to patrol the streets of Gary, IN. Troopers were ordered to Gary by former Indiana Governor Evan Bayh to help reduce crime which led to Gary being nicknamed the “Murder Capital” of the United States.

“Master Trooper Franklin set a professional example that all police officers should strive to achieve.” stated Lt. Jeremy Kelly, commander of the Indiana State Police Peru Post. “Jeff was dedicated to his community and to his profession. He served them both well. His retirement is well deserved.”

Master Trooper Franklin is a 1976 graduate of Tri-Central High School. He and his wife, Judy, reside in Tipton County. They have four adult children; two sons, Jarrin and Justin, and two daughters, Jessica and Janelle. They also have eight grandchildren.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Tony Slocum
Phone: 765-473-6666
Email: tslocum@isp.in.gov
M/Trp. Jeff Franklin
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