Putnam native honored by ISP for 30 years of service

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police recently recognized the commander of the Indiana State Police Training Division for 30 years of dedicated service to the department and the citizens of Indiana.

Putnam County native Major Brent Johnson was presented with a 30-year certificate and uniform medallion signifying his 30 years of service.

Major Johnson graduated from Greencastle High School, and following graduation from GHS he entered the U.S. Army where he served four years active duty.

Upon completion of military service, Johnson applied and was accepted to the 41st ISP Recruit School.

Upon graduation from recruit school, he was appointed an Indiana State Police trooper on Dec. 25, 1983. Johnson was assigned to the former Terre Haute District and patrolled Clay County.

During his time at the former Terre Haute District, he was promoted to squad sergeant, first sergeant and ultimately to lieutenant where he served as the district commander.

While serving as Terre Haute District commander, Johnson was promoted to captain and served as commander of the Indiana State Police Area V. After serving in this capacity for a few months, Johnson was promoted to his current rank of major.

Major Johnson spent 16 years on the ISP scuba team and 19 years with U.S. Army Reserves 733 Military Police Company. Johnson is married with four grown children and nine grandchildren and he and his wife live in rural Clay County.

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  • I remember Brent from High School. Congratulations on this achievement!

    -- Posted by donantonioelsabio on Tue, Feb 4, 2014, at 9:16 PM
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