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Memorial for Fallen Trooper Scott Patrick in Gary Today

21 Dec

Gazette Staff
Gary, Lake County-The Trooper Scott Patrick Memorial was unveiled this rainy, wet Saturday, December 21, 2013 evening on the I-80 east bound to Grant Street exit amidst family, friends, comrades and representatives from many other police departments.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. a Memorial marker was unveiled at the location where Trooper Scott Patrick was killed in the line of duty on Monday, December 22, 2003. Trooper Patrick was dispatched to assist a stranded motorist at the Grant Street exit when he was shot and killed.

State Representative Dr. Vernon G. Smith filed a naming resolution which was passed by both chambers of the Indiana legislature and resulted in the declaration dated January 13, 2013. These efforts were enhanced with the assistance of State Representative Shelli VanDerburgh and INDOT Deputy Commissioner Robert Alderman.

This also marks the 10th anniversary of Trooper Patrick’s death.

The ceremony included the Indiana State Police Honor Guard, the Lake County Pipes and Drums, Indiana State Police Chaplain Coffee, Senior Trooper Geoff Gruber (who was first onscene and wounded Darryl Jeter who was convicted of Scott’s death), Melissa Patrick (Scott’s widow), Isaac Scott Patrick (nine year-old son of Scott) and Jamie Patrick (Scott’s brother).

Indiana State Trooper Scott Patrick memorial

from left to right is Lieutenant Jerry Williams (Lowell District Commander), Melissa Patrick (widow), Isaac Scott Patrick (son) and Jamie Patrick (brother)



Input Needed: IN Dept. of Health Seeks Comment on Regulation of Non-Profit Food Safety

30 Jul

The Indiana Department of Health seeks public input on food safety requirements that would be applied to Indiana Churches and non-profit organizations.  As explained by intern Dan Schlenk, the gathering of information was requested by the Indiana Legislature: 

 Last year’s legislature asked us to prepare a recommendation as to what the law(s) should be concerning the requirements for non-profit entities to have a certified food handler on staff/present during events. In order to gain insight from the public, affected organizations, and local officials alike, we have published an online survey

The Northwest Indiana Gazette encourages all Indiana residents to participate in the short survey and to share this story with friends, family and others who may be affected.  The survey can be accessed directly here:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6577K5V