Nearly three dozen members of the sheriff’s office, retired
officers and friends gathered at the New Carlisle Cemetery
Thursday morning to honor La Porte County Patrolman Neil
Thompson. Patrolman Thompson was tragically killed in the line
of duty on September 21, 1980. It has become a tradition to meet
at Neil’s grave site, offer a prayer and share memories of what
an outstanding policeman Neil was and how well liked he was.
Lots of wonderful memories were shared and funny stories were
told as those gathered laughed and shed a few tears. It is our
mission to never forget the sacrifice made by Patrolman Thompson
while protecting La Porte County’s citizens.
Lt. Shawn Brown and Major Heath Haferkamp chat with county
resident Bill Netzer.
It doesn't get much better than this! Coffee with Cops
and Ronald McDonald!
Everyone gets a turn at wearing a tactical vest.
Deputy Jim Fish stands with a camper who gets to see how much
a tactical vest weighs.
Deputy Jon Samuelson shows an excited young girl how to turn
on the lights and siren.
Alexandra Adams, Tyler Schoff, Kylee Lestinsky are pictured
with Sheriff Boyd on June 8th, 2017. The students received
scholarships named in honor of Patrolman Neil Thompson, the only
member of the sheriff's office to have been killed in the line
Boyd with Deputy Heather Williamson following her graduation
from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
The La Porte County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol gathered for a
group photo at the lake front in Michigan City (October 23,
Deputy Andrew Hahn and his partner Hokie check lockers at
Westville High School.
Sheriff's investigators assisting Trail Creek police with a
fatal crash investigation on US 20.
Deputies Marvin Mccoy and Kristina Wimmer show their support
for La Porte High School student Shane Cornelison during a
SRO Deputy Jon Burger with the Boston Middle School Honor
Instructors from the La Porte County Sheriff's Office
recently taught the certified jail academy for new members of
the jail division. They graduated the 40 hour course on
Friday August 26th, 2016.
These officers are a part of the security detail that worked
during Vice President Biden's recent visit to La Porte County.
The Sheriff's Marine Patrol represented by Deputies Scott
Lanoue and Jon Burger.
SRO Deputies Scott Lanoue and Jon Burger with a camper at
the ISA Youth Leadership Camp.
ISA Youth Leadership Camp "fun".
...more "youth camp fun".
A vehicle being "fished out" of the Kankakee River on US 6.
Ballistic vest testing at the Sheriff's firearms range.
Police officers from La Porte County gather before traveling
to funeral for Deputy Carl Koontz.
Sheriff's Deputy Jon Burger, a member of the SCUBA Team,
assists with the recovery of a vehicle that fell through the ice
on Lake Tamarac in the Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area.
Deputies were recognized for shots being fired and taking a
man into custody.
The team behind the Christmas Chance rescuing.
Sheriff's Sergeant Andy Hynek being greeted by Christmas
Christmas Chance posing for photographer Capt. Mike Kellems
Sheriff's deputies investigate a three vehicle crash on CR
400S at SR 39
ERT members work on a one-hand shooting drill
ERT members work on sniper training with a .308 rifle on the
100 yard range