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Dunelander Anthony Potesta named Trooper of the Year at ISP Lowell post

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Senior Trooper Anthony Potesta has been named 2017 Trooper of the District at the Indiana State Police’s Lowell post.

Potesta received his award on Friday at the ISP’s Spring Awards Ceremony in Indianapolis.

This award is presented to the trooper at each district who has achieved outstanding enforcement efforts in the area of traffic and criminal enforcement, case and crash investigation, public information programs, and community service, and who has exemplified the professionalism and integrity expected of an ISP trooper.

Potesta is a 10-year veteran and is currently assigned to work day shift in Porter and LaPorte Counties. Potesta has made 184 criminal arrests including 45 felony arrests. Potesta’s traffic enforcement included over 1,327 traffic contacts and 10 OWI arrests. He is also a Field Training Officer and a member of the Meth Suppression Team.

In addition, Potesta serves as a coach for youth sports in Chesterton and is a member of the Westchester Fraternal Order of Police. He resides in Porter County with his family.

Lt. Terry Gose, commander of the Lowell District, said, “Senior Trooper Potesta is well respected among both his peers and supervisors. He is a valued member of the district, department and the community. He is deserving of this award.”




Posted 4/24/2018




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