Jasper Indiana State Police Post Honored with Newest Indiana Historic Marker
Wednesday, the Indiana Historical Bureau honored the Indiana State Police Jasper Post with a historical marker. Built in 1937 and opened as a post in 1938, the state-of-the-art post served 14 counties.
While other posts have been rebuilt or consolidated, over 80 years of service later, according to Captain Doug Carter, ISP, this building is not going anywhere.
“There’s been so much discussion about consolidation of our districts over time, and over my lifeless body will this not remain a state police post,” Cpt. Carter said. “Nothing is going to happen to this building and I’m very, very proud of it. It’s a pleasure to come down here, you all have something very special.”
Captain Ron Galaviz, ISP, connected the past and present in another way. Cpt. Galaviz acknowledged and thanked retired officers from the post, dozens of whom were in the audience.
“Thank you to everyone that is here: retirees, current personnel, spouses, civilians, anyone that ever walked through these doors since 1937 and called Jasper home… What you’ve done since that time, and I hate to use a term from a movie, but, it literally echoes in eternity,” Galaviz said. “You have set the bar for generations that have come behind you, there are troopers standing in the crowd that wanted to be troopers because of you.”