PUTNAMVILLE -- Two troopers assigned to the Putnamville Post of the Indiana State Police were recently presented with awards for their achievements.
The awards were presented by Putnamville District Commander, Lt. Dan Jones at the conclusion of the quarterly post meeting.
Sgt. Thomas Hannon was awarded his certificate and uniform insignia for 25 years of service to the department.
Hannon was appointed to the Indiana State Police Department on Nov. 10, 1985.
Hannon, a Jeffersonville native, was originally sent to the Terre Haute District and remained there until the recent merger with the Putnamville District.
He patrolled Sullivan County until his promotion to corporal in 2005. He was promoted to sergeant in December of 2007.
Hannon served as a counselor for the ISP 68th Recruit Academy and currently holds instructor certifications in first responder, firearms, and defensive tactics.
He has been a past member of the Central Field Operations Emergency Response Team and was an original member of the Terre Haute District Methamphetamine Clandestine Lab Team. Hannon currently supervises troopers assigned to Sullivan County.
He is married with two children and the family resides in Sullivan County.
Senior Trooper Troy Cobb, a 13-year veteran of the Indiana State Police, was presented a certificate of recognition on behalf of Col. Charles E. Brueggemann of the Illinois State Police. Senior Trooper Cobb was recognized for his role in the 2007 investigation of the abduction, sexual assault, and attempted murder of a 13-year-old girl from Illinois.
The suspect was apprehended near the 59 mile marker of I-70 in Indiana, and then transported to the Illinois state line by Senior Trooper Cobb.
Once there, the suspect was transferred into the custody of Illinois State Police for further investigation.
The suspect was eventually convicted of his alleged crimes and received a 60-year prison sentence.
The certificate of recognition for Senior Trooper Cobb read in part, "The resourcefulness, teamwork, and professional execution of duties displayed in this investigation reflect great pride upon you and your department."
Senior Trooper Cobb and his family reside in Clay County, where Cobb is currently assigned day shift patrol duties.