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La Porte County heroes recognized for exceptional work in 2019

LA PORTE, Ind. - The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office honored a number of employees for their outstanding service at a special dinner on Saturday.

The annual recognition dinner allowed employees to enjoy fellowship with each other and loved ones before a department meeting held after the dinner.

During the meeting, Sheriff John T. Boyd highlighted the accomplishments of the department in the previous year and addressed the goals for the new year.

Employees were recognized for acts of bravery, life-saving actions, and for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Deputies James Hildebrandt, Ethan Lonske, Charles Davis, Eric Murray, and Ethan Krivak, Corporal Dallas Hutts, and Sergeant Jeff Holt are all employees of the Jail Division who were presented with life-saving awards, while Deputies Scott Lanoue, Ryan Doperalski, Jacob Pisowicz, Justin Phillips, Josh Smith, and Alex Pishkur, and Captain Andy Hynek were all presented with that award for their work in the Merit Division.

Life-saving award winners of the La Porte County Sheriff's Office La Porte County Sheriff’s Office


Captain Hynek, Sergeant Jeff Wright, and Deputy Gary Biggs were presented with the Sheriff’s Merit Commission and 1st Source Bank “Beyond the Expected” award.

Winners of the Sheriff's Merit Commission and 1st Source Bank Winners of the Sheriff's Merit Commission and 1st Source Bank


Jeanne Crosslin, the Jail Administrative Coordinator, was presented with Chief Deputy Ron Heeg’s “Hard Hat” award for her detail, work ethic, and enthusiasm regarding two projects which are projected to save La Porte County taxpayers nearly half a million dollars in 2020.

Jeanne Crosslin, award winner of Chief Deputy Ron Heeg's Jeanne Crosslin, award winner of Chief Deputy Ron Heeg's


In regards to those who were recognized, Sheriff Boyd stated, “Undoubtedly, several lives were saved by the efforts of these deputies. Their dedication to serve others inevitably made an impact on many individuals and families throughout La Porte County. I publicly thank these deputies for their steadfast commitment and service.”

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MX 79 days ago
Hynek is a guy that should not be in law enforcement. He is definitely not deserving of an award. He was moved off of patrol because his poor judgement led to him crashing his squad car not once, not twice, but many times. How he has not killed an innocent civilian is just pure luck.
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