News From Terre Haute, Indiana


December 7, 2013

ON THE MOVE: Dec. 8, 2013

On Nov. 13, five Indiana State Police Troopers from the Putnamville District were recognized for achieving a milestone in their respective careers: 25 years of service to the department. Each of the five was a member of the 46th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy that graduated on Nov. 13, 1988.

Superintendent Douglas G. Carter presented awards in the form of certificates and longevity medals to the following.

Sgt. Bradley S. Scully is currently signed to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division as the superload coordinator. Scully is a Marion County native, having graduated from Pike High School and later Indiana State University. His first assignment was to the former Terre Haute Post, where he patrolled Parke and Vermillion counties. During his career, Scully has served in many managerial capacities with the department. He resides in rural Parke County.

Sgt. Jason Fajt is currently assigned to the ISP General Headquarters as the assistant commander of special enforcement and projects. Fajt is a graduate of Greencastle High School and Vincennes University. After graduation from the ISP Recruit Academy, Fajt was assigned to the Putnamville District, where he patrolled Putnam County until his assignment to undercover investigations in 1995. In 2000, Fajt was reclassified as the ISP criminal investigator for Putnam County. In 2004, Fajt was promoted to sergeant and served four years as an ISP crime scene investigator. In 2008 he began serving as the training programs and legislative coordinator until his current assignment, which began in 2012. Fajt is a former ISP SCUBA diver. He resides in Putnam County.

Lt. William Myers is currently assigned to the Office of Professional Standards at the ISP General Headquarters. Myers is a Vigo County native, having graduated from Terre Haute South Vigo High School. Upon his graduation from the ISP Recruit Academy, Myers was assigned to the Lafayette District. He was promoted to corporal in 1994 and transferred to the former Terre Haute Post. Myers was promoted to sergeant in 2003 and assigned to the Training Division, then promoted again in 2006 to his present rank and assigned to command the ISP Recruit Academies until his transfer to the Office of Professional Standards in 2009. Myers is the recipient of the ISP Firearms “Possible Club” award and the ISP Safe Driving Award for over one million safe driving miles. He is a graduate of the 233rd Session of the FBI National Academy and the 10th Session of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course. Myers is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He resides in rural Vigo County.

Major Todd E. Smith currently serves as chief counsel of the Indiana State Police. Smith graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Smith continued his formal education by studying law at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and graduating with the degree of doctor of jurisprudence. During his state police tenure and rise through the promotional ranks, Smith served as a road trooper, undercover investigator, United States Customs task force agent, district investigative commander, legal counsel for the ISP, and deputy superintendent of criminal investigations. Smith resides in Putnam County.

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Paris (Ill.) Community Hospital/Family Medical Center welcomes Drs. Andrew Batey and Jeffrey Hallett, who specialize in gastrointestinal disorders.

Both visiting specialist physicians are affiliated with Carle Physician Group in Urbana and are currently treating patients at PCH/FMC on Wednesdays.

Both GI physicians treat conditions of the digestive track, including stomach pain, ulcers, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Those suffering from one of these or any other digestive condition should ask their primary care provider for an appointment with a GI physician.

Batey earned his medical degree at the University of Benin in Nigeria. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His medical interests include liver diseases (viral hepatitis), gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.

Hallett earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana. He completed a fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. His medical interests include therapeutic endoscopy of the pancreatobiliary system and motility disorders of the esophagus and colon.

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Lauren L. Jackson has been named associate director of alumni affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Jackson will be responsible for growing and developing the Student Alumni Association and Young Alumni Council and supporting their activities; assisting in the coordination of homecoming, commencement, alumni club and affinity activities; coordinating alumni web page functions; and helping with Alumni Advisory Board and Alumni Association activities.

She also will manage the Distinguished Young Alumni Award program, help prepare printed material and electronic information sent to alumni, and support activities for Graduates of the Last Decade alumni and alumni clubs throughout the country.

Jackson formerly was a help desk conflict resolution representative for Angie’s List, an information technology assistant for the Franklin Community School Corp., and sales intern at IUPUI’s University Place Conference Center and Hotel. The Franklin native earned degrees in public relations and advertising from Ball State University in 2010.

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