Indianapolis – This afternoon, the Indiana State Police Department held an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis.

The ceremony publicly recognized the achievements and deeds of self sacrifice and accomplishments that all too often go without the proper recognition. Over 50 people from around the state, were honored for their dedication to service, bravery, devotion to the department and the citizens of Indiana. Two troopers assigned to the Indiana State Police Peru Post were recognized at the ceremony.

Senior Trooper Mike Lorona, who works from the Indiana State Police Peru Post, was recognized as the 2015 Trooper of the District. The award is given annually to the trooper that personifies integrity, professionalism, and a well rounded work ethic. Lorona was selected by the command staff at the Peru District for dedication to his job, traffic and criminal enforcement, community involvement, instructor ratings, specialty assignments, and other services performed for the department beyond normal expectations. Lorona has worked for the state police for 13 years. He patrols primarily in Miami County.

Trooper Steven Glass, also assigned to the Indiana State Police Peru District, received the Indiana State Police Life Award and the Indiana State Police District DUI Award for his commitment to removing impaired drivers from Indiana roadways. In 2015, he led the Peru District and the Indiana State Police Department with 172 impaired driving arrests. He has served with the Indiana State Police Department for almost two years. He patrols primarily in Miami County.

“The quality of work performed by these troopers is second to none,” stated Lieutenant Jeremy Kelly, commander of the Indiana State Police Peru Post. “Their commitment to keeping the citizens and visitors of Indiana safe is deserving of the recognition bestowed upon them.”

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