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Courthouse Security Promotions

(La Porte County, IN) - Two members of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office have been promoted.


Mike Raymer and Jon Keene are currently officers within the Courthouse Security Division of the Sheriff’s Office.


Raymer was promoted to Sergeant, to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of former courthouse security coordinator Vern Hohnke.  Raymer, a 31 year member of the sheriff’s office, will oversee the daily operations of courthouse security, police said. 


Police said Keene first joined the sheriff’s office in 1984 then spent the next seven years with Indiana State Police before returning to the sheriff’s office in 1991.  After a brief stint as a law enforcement officer in Minnesota, Keene returned to the sheriff’s office in 2021.

Police said he will assist with the day to day operations of courthouse security.


“Along with a tremendous amount of law enforcement experience, both gentlemen are humble and passionate about the security of the buildings and the safety of county employees,” said Major Pat Cicero.


The Courthouse Security Division handles security at the courthouses in La Porte and Michigan City along with the County Complex and County Annex building across from the jail.

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