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Hancock County News Archives for 2021-06

Hancock County resident, Sergeant Chris Lambert, promoted to Lieutenant

The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Douglas G. Carter, has announced the promotion of Sergeant Christopher J. Lambert to the rank of Lieutenant.

 

Lieutenant Lambert received his promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process.  In his new capacity, Lambert will serve as the Training Division Training Programs Coordinator and will oversee various components of the department’s In-Service Training Programs.  

 

Lambert, who is originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, is a 1989 graduate of North Vigo High School.  In 1993, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University.  On December 4, 1994, he graduated from the 51st Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and was assigned to the Pendleton Post where he served as a road trooper for thirteen years. 

In 2007, Lambert was promoted to the rank of Sergeant to serve as the Firearms Program Coordinator in the Training Division.  In 2014 he was transferred to the Special Operations Command to serve as the Commander of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT). 

  

During his career, Lambert has completed several professional development courses, including the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Senior Instructor Course and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Leadership Academy.  Lambert has served the Indiana State Police in the following disciplines:  Field Training Officer, Tactical Intervention Platoon, USRT Diving Officer, Firearms Instructor, Tactical Flight Officer, First Aid Instructor, and in 2009 was a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award.

 

Lambert and his wife have four children and are residents of Hancock County.

Greenfield woman killed in two-vehicle Brown County crash

A Greenfield woman was killed in a Brown County car crash on June 3.

 

Alison Jerrell was pronounced dead at the scene at the intersection of T.C. Steele Road and State Road 46. 

 

The two-vehicle crash happened about 10:00 pm that evening.  Andrew Sanders, of Indianapolis, was driving  a 2018 Ford Fusion and failed to stop at the intersection according to a release from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.  His car went into the path of a 2019 Ram 5500 driven by Billy Dobbs, of Elizabethtown.  Dobb’s truck hit the driver’s side of Sanders’ car.

 

Sanders was flown to IU Methodist for medical treatment.  A warrant will allow law enforcement to check Sanders’ toxicology results as part of its investigation.  There’s no word in the release if intoxicated driving is believed to be a factor.

 

Dobbs also submitted to tests as part of the investigation.  He was treated at Columbus Regional.

 

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