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Paul Fotia's half century with the State Police honored with Sagamore

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The manager of the Indiana State Policeís regional laboratory in Lowell has been presented with Indianaís highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash.

Paul Fotia, a retired ISP sergeant with 50 years of service, received the award on Monday at the Lowell Post, presented to him by ISP Superintendent Douglas Carter.

The Sagamore of the Wabash award honors those who have made a significant contribution to the Hoosier state and it is the highest honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow.

Fotia was also presented with a certificate marking his half-century of service with the ISP.

Fotia began his career as a radio dispatcher at the old ISP Schererville Post and served there from February 1969 through April 1972. He then became a trooper and was stationed at the old ISP Dunes Park Post until it was closed and the Lowell Post opened. There he served until November 2006.

During his time with ISP Fotia not only served as a trooper but was also an Area 1 Investigation detective and in August 1993 was promoted to firearms examiner in the lab. Fotia retired as a sergeant from the ISP in 2006 and was then appointed manager of the ISPís regional laboratory in Lowell, a position he still holds today.

Fotia--who plans to retire in September--lives with his wife in Lake County.


Posted 4/16/2019





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