On Tuesday, State Senator Jim Arnold (D-LaPorte) offered a resolution in the Indiana Senate honoring the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association. Senate Resolution 19 recognizes the association for its valuable contribution to both those in law enforcement and the citizens of Indiana.
The Sheriffs’ Association has served as a platform to promote better communication between sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel since its establishment in 1930. In 1977, the association shifted its focus toward providing education and training to department personnel and was incorporated as a non-profit.
Arnold has a special connection with the association, having served 36 years in law enforcement and retiring as the LaPorte County Sheriff in 2007. During his 32 years with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, Arnold served as a Deputy, Sergeant, Captain and Chief Deputy before being elected as Sheriff in 1999.
SEN. ARNOLD: “I’d like to pay special tribute to my brothers and sisters from the Sheriff’s departments across the state of Indiana…”
The resolution was unanimously adopted and all members of the Senate joined Arnold as co-authors to the proposal.