Putnamville Post receives two new probationary troopers

Monday, December 30, 2019
New probationary troopers Athan Lamson and Daniel VanDuyn are introduced as the newest officers of the Putnamville Indiana State Police Post. Lamson will primarily serve Clay and Putnam counties, while VanDuyn will mainly serve Vigo and Sullivan.
Courtesy photo/INDIANA STATE POLICE

PUTNAMVILLE Of the 37 probationary troopers who graduated from the 79th Indiana State Police Academy on Dec. 19, two have been assigned to the ISP Putnamville Post.

Athan Lamson and Daniel VanDuyn will now begin the next phase of their training, a three-month field training period, riding with veteran troopers.

These officers have already completed more than 1,000 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques as well as hands-on and scenario-based training at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. The curriculum included criminal law instruction, emergency vehicle operations, psychology, traffic law, crash investigation, self-defense, first responder and other general enforcement related training.

Probationary Trooper Athan Lamson is from Odon and a homeschool graduate, currently residing in Clay County.

Lamson said he is very excited about being assigned to the Putnamville Post and is ready to accept the challenges that come his way.

His primary counties will be Clay and Putnam.

Probationary Trooper Daniel VanDuyn is a native of Terre Haute and a graduate of Terre Haute North High School. VanDuyn spent four years furthering his education at Ivy Tech of Terre Haute. VanDuyn and his wife Danielle have two children and reside in Vigo County.

VanDuyn said he is very excited about serving the public.

His primary counties will be Vigo and Sullivan.

District Commander Lt. Dan Jones said he is excited to get two additional troopers to the district and cannot wait for the probationary troopers to start providing assistance to the public and enforcing state law.

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