INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has recently promoted a crime scene investigator and three troopers from the Fort Wayne Post to new duty assignments within the department.
Trooper Jeremy A. Brice was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to Intelligence and Investigative Technologies, Cyber Crime and Investigative Technologies Section, North Zone, to serve as a Network Intrusion and Exploitation Investigator.
Brice, a lifelong resident of Whitley County, is a 2007 graduate of Churubusco High School. He served as a confinement officer for the Whitley County Sheriff Department from 2008-2013 and as an EMT for Parkview Whitley from 2010-2013.
Brice was appointed as a Trooper on May 1, 2014, as a graduate of the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and was assigned to the Fort Wayne Post where he patrolled in Whitley and Huntington counties. During his career, Brice has served the department as a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon, the Meth Suppression Team and the Honor Guard. He also served as a first aid instructor for the Fort Wayne Post.
Sergeant John R. Petro has been promoted to the rank of First Sergeant in the Laboratory Division where he will serve as the Field Support Region Supervisor for Area II.
Petro, a lifelong resident of Jay County, is a 1987 graduate of Jay County High School. In 1991, he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ball State University before entering the 49th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in July of that year.
Master Trooper Gary L. Gerardot was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to the Special Operations Division, aviation section, to serve as a pilot where he will fly department fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
Gerardot, a native of Fort Wayne, is a 1981 graduate of Snider High School who has served his country in the U.S. Air Force for two years and then served in the Indiana Air National Guard for seven years.
Trooper Grant M. Crabtree was promoted to the rank of corporal and will serve as a district duty officer at the Fort Wayne Post.
Crabtree, a lifelong resident of DeKalb County, is a 2004 graduate of DeKalb High School. He attended Ball State University from 2004-2006 before going to work in the family business in Auburn.