ISP Versailles Detective Retires After 34 Years Of Service

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 2:49 PM

By Indiana State Police, news release

Sgt. Thomas Baxter will work his final shift today, August 13.

Sgt. Thomas Baxter. Photo provided.

(Versailles, Ind.) - Today, August 13, 2021, Sergeant Thomas Baxter, a 34 year veteran of the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post, will work his final shift and go off duty for the final time.

Sgt. Baxter graduated from the 45th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on December 19, 1987.  After completing the academy, he was assigned to the Versailles District where he was a road trooper from 1987-1997.  In 1997, he was assigned to the Gaming Division where he conducted gaming enforcement on a casino located in the district.  Sgt. Baxter returned to the Versailles District in 2000 and was selected to become a detective in the district in 2003.  In 2011, Sgt. Baxter was promoted to sergeant where he supervised a squad of detectives at the Versailles Post.  Sgt. Baxter served in that position until his retirement. 

During his career, Sgt. Baxter served ten years as an Indiana State Police Diver.  He was also trained as a Forensic Sketch Artist and served eleven years on the Southeast Indiana Crimes Against Children Board.  In 1997, Sgt. Baxter was awarded the Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Criminal Investigation.

Sgt. Baxter’s supervisor stated, “Sergeant Baxter has had a long and distinguished career serving the citizens of Indiana.  His dedication to the Indiana State Police and the community he served should not go unnoticed.  We thank him for his service and wish him an enjoyable retirement.”   

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