Sheriff Stockton to address Defenders of Liberty Monday

Friday, January 9, 2015
Sheriff Scott Stockton

New Putnam County Sheriff Scott Stockton will be the featured speaker Monday, Jan. 12 at the monthly meeting of the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty.

The public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, 102 Ballard Lane, Greencastle.

Stockton, elected sheriff in November after winning a three-man Republican primary race last May, took his oath of office on Tuesday, Dec. 30 from Putnam Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges.

He served the Indiana State Police in various capacities for 28 years, having been chosen as one of 40 out of 3,500 applicants in 1985.

Stockton worked Wayne County for seven years, then participated with an interdiction program. He then transferred to undercover operations where he represented the department by being assigned to the Drug Enforcement Agency for two years. He was then assigned to the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for another two years.

Stockton was then promoted to assistant commander of Special Investigations, then to commander of the Drug Unit. In July 2013, he was selected to go to the FBI Violent Crimes Unit.

He has received two U. S. Attorney Awards for outstanding investigations.

Sheriff Stockton holds both A.S. and B.S. degrees in law enforcement.

The public is invited to meet with the new Putnam County sheriff.

There will be a short question-and-answer session following his presentation.

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  • What is the "Defender's of Liberty" all about?

    -- Posted by donantonioelsabio on Thu, Jan 8, 2015, at 9:29 PM
  • Defender's of Liberty is the local Tea Party group, they hold meetings at Dixie Chopper once a month. Everyone is welcome.

    -- Posted by rmyers on Fri, Jan 9, 2015, at 8:28 AM
  • I would like to know if this means he is affiliated or supported by this group?

    -- Posted by CitizenCares on Fri, Jan 9, 2015, at 12:32 PM
  • My guess is no. He is the new sheriff in town and all groups want to meet and greet him. I truly believe that Sheriff Stockton is above board and will do a excellent job. Glad to have you Sheriff!

    -- Posted by interested party on Sun, Jan 11, 2015, at 8:26 AM
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