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Two More Promoted at Sheriff's Department

(La Porte County, IN) - Two La Porte County Sheriff’s Deputies have earned promotions.


Sergeant Jeff Wright has attained the rank of Captain, and Deputy Gabe Struss has been promoted to Sergeant.


The retirement of former Sheriff John Boyd and subsequent administrative appointments prompted the promotions.


Captain Wright, a 1994 New Prairie graduate, is a 15-year veteran of the department. He has assumed the role of the Midnight Patrol Shift Commander. He will also continue to handle the field training of any new Merit Division hires.


Sergeant Struss, a 2009 La Porte High School grad, is an 8-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department. He is also a current Senior Master Sergeant of the US Air Force Reserves. Upon being promoted, Sergeant Struss was transferred from the Criminal Investigations Division to the Midnight Patrol Shift where he will assist with the supervision of deputies and day-to-day operations of the shift.

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