Putnamville trooper gets detective role, will work Putnam County cases

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Det. Donald Curtis Jr.

PUTNAMVILLE -- Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the reclassification of Putnamville Trooper Donald E. Curtis Jr. to the position of detective.

Det. Curtis attained his new criminal investigation position through written testing and a competitive interview process. He now joins a compliment of six other detectives as well as two crime scene investigators, and one cyber crime investigator within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Putnamville District.

Curtis will primarily work criminal investigations in Putnam County.

Graduating from the Indiana State Police 67th Recruit Class in 2007, Det. Curtis was initially assigned to the former Terre Haute Post where he served until the merger with the Putnamville District in 2010.

During his time as a road trooper, Curtis patrolled primarily Vigo County and is a current member of the Putnamville District Meth Suppression Team.

"Detective Curtis has been working temporarily with our investigators for the last few months and has displayed the characteristics and work ethic we look for in a detective. Don is a most welcome addition to our investigative staff," commented First Sgt. Jeff Hearon, commander of Criminal Investigations at the Putnamville Post.

Curtis, a graduate of Terre Haute North High School, is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard having been deployed to Iraq in 2008.

Married with two children, he and his family reside in Vigo County.

The Putnamville District is comprised of Putnam, Parke, Vermillion, Clay, Vigo and Sullivan counties.

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