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Supporting the ISP

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter (right) recently made a donation to the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post to support the post's firearms training program. Three times a year, the post must transport its equipment to the firing range for training. However, the post's old trailer had grown antiquated. "It wasn't meeting our needs. Tim found his way to purchase a new trailer," said Sgt. Cory Robinson (center), district firearms instructor and Putnam County squad sergeant Bookwalter's donation from the county's asset forfeiture fund made it possible for the post to purchase a new trailer. Lt. Dan Jones (left), district commander said relations between the county and the local ISP post are very positive. "We really have a good relationship here," he said. [Order this photo]


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I don't understand why the Governor doesn't buy the State Police a new trailer, he gets them everything else they need and don't need. It's too bad the governor doesn't treat all police officers the same. After all they are all police officers and should be treated the same, no one police agency is any better than the other. They all do the same job. The prosecutors office of this county should be taking care of the police officers in this county where they need it the most. Plus he should be more supportive of all the police agencies in this county.

-- Posted by magoo55 on Wed, Aug 12, 2009, at 7:59 AM

Oh hush, first off the Governor is only in charge of The State Police, Excise, Conservation officers etc. Secondly, this was paid for by the forfeiture fund which must be used on law enforcement. I believe (not positive) that other departments have benefited from this fund with computers, equipment and vehicles. Look at the all the nice SUV's in this county compared to other surrounding counties. They can't save that money forever, they have to spend it sometime. Let them buy what they want, They are the ones who earned the drug money. Good job to all the departments for their work and taking the bad guys money.

-- Posted by Nick | Nack on Wed, Aug 12, 2009, at 10:20 AM

Does anyone know why Mr. Bookwalter has total control of the assett forfeiture fund? In many , if not most counties, the Prosecutor is not totally in charge of this money. This particular purchase is a reasonable use of these funds. However, it seems some of the purchases are politically motivated. This money is even used for education in some counties.

This is a call for transparency and maybe the County Council looking into this fund and its uses. It would certainly look better for everyone involved.

-- Posted by justasking on Wed, Aug 12, 2009, at 10:43 AM

Great job, Tim!

Keep-up the good work--many of us are very proud of you.

-- Posted by the grisled professor on Wed, Aug 12, 2009, at 11:34 AM

I WOULD RATHER SEE HIS PICTURE IN THE BANNER RIGHT AFTER HE MADE SURE THAT THE MOMMA'S IN THE COUNTY STEALING ARE GOING TO JAIL, NO MORE PLEA'S

-- Posted by senior'08 on Thu, Aug 13, 2009, at 7:59 AM

Can anyone tell me how many Putnam County Troopers we have? Let me clarify, how many actually work in Putnam County, not just live here. Seems to me the only time they come around here is the end of the month when they need to meet their ticket quota. I wish Bookwalter would of given some thought to this, give the money to something that will be used in OUR county, not Hendricks or Vigo!!!!

-- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 7:56 AM

AWESOME JOB MR.BOOKWALTER,

I HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WITH WHATEVER TYPE OF EQUIPMENT THEY NEED.

-- Posted by takeastand on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 3:25 PM


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