Indiana State Police Sergeant John Bowling will retire after completing 29 years of service. He most recently served as public information officer for the Pendleton District.

Bowling began his career as a college campus police officer then served at the Richmond State Hospital as a recreational therapist and as a drug and alcohol counselor. In 1988 Bowling went to work at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department as a jail deputy. In 1990 he applied to the Indiana State Police and was chosen to attend the Indiana State Police 49th Recruit Academy in 1991. Upon his graduation from the academy, Bowling was assigned to the Redkey District to patrol Jay and Randolph Counties.

In 1996 Bowling was assigned to Wayne County patrol in the Connersville District. He also served in the Tactical Intervention Platoon for 8 years and spent 10 years as a field training officer,.

Bowling served as public information sergeant at the Connersville Post from 2007-2010. He served in that capacity until 2010, when the Connersville and Redkey Posts were closed and consolidated with the Pendleton District.



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