ISP promotes Franklin native

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – F/Sgt. Tyler Utterback was promoted last week to the rank of Lieutenant to serve as the Field Commander of Enforcement and Investigations for the Indiana State Police (ISP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing both state and federal regulations on all commercial motor vehicles. Utterback is a native of Franklin, and a 1985 graduate of Franklin Community High School. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Franklin College in 1989. He began his law enforcement career as an ISP trooper in 1994 upon graduation from the 51st Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, and received promotions in 2005, 2006, and 2010. Lt. Utterback resides with his wife of 23 years, his two sons and a daughter in Johnson County.

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Vallonia man dies in Jackson Co. crash

SEYMOUR, Ind. – The Indiana State Police (ISP) responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 258, just west of Seymour, at around 9 p.m. on Friday, that resulted in the death of a Vallonia man.

The initial investigation by the ISP-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicates that a red pickup truck, driven by Lamar Anderson, 61, of Vallonia, was traveling westbound on State Road 258, near the White River Bridge, just west of Seymour. Anderson’s vehicle left the north side of the roadway and struck a guardrail before coming to rest facing eastbound in the westbound lane. The truck was then struck head-on by a westbound SUV being driven by Elizabeth Helwig, 70, of Seymour.

Anderson was pronounced deceased by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office. Helwig was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Toxicology results on both drivers are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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ISP-Versailles needs dispatchers

VERSAILLES, Ind. – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for three Regional Dispatcher positions at its Versailles Post. Successful applicants must be able to receive, record, disseminate, and accurately dispatch information to police personnel, other law enforcement agencies, and other support services. A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required as well as the ability to successfully pass a typing test. Two years of public safety communications experience and an emergency medical technician certification are preferred but not required. The applicant should also reside within driving distance of the Versailles Regional Dispatch Center located in Versailles. Pay starts at $30,082 per year. The deadline for applications is April 24. For more information and to apply, go to

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