ISP-Versailles Post Welcomes Three New Troopers

Pictured from left to right are Trps. Bryce Potraffke, Noah Moore, and Jacob Lusby. (Provided Photo)

(Versailles, IN) –  Three probationary troopers who recently graduated from the 85th Indiana State Police Academy Lateral Class are being assigned to the ISP-Versailles Post.

Troopers Jacob Lusby, Noah Moore and Bryce Protraffke now begin their next phase of training.  This includes a two-month field training period while riding with veteran troopers.

Upon successful completion of field training, the troopers will be assigned a state patrol vehicle and begin solo patrols.

The 26-year-old Lusby is a Milan resident who graduated from South Dearborn High School in 2016. After high school, Trp. Lusby attended Indiana University-East where he attained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Prior to being hired by the Indiana State Police, Trp. Lusby served as an Aurora Police Officer for nearly five years. Trp. Lusby comes from a long line of law enforcement officers with his grandfather and father both having retired from law enforcement. His brother is currently a police officer in Dearborn County.

Trp. Moore is 27-years-old and a 2016 graduate of North Decatur High School. After high school, Trp. Moore served as a corrections officer for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office for two years and as a Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy for nearly five years.

Twenty-six-old Trp. Protraffke lives in Milan and is a 2015 Rising High School graduate. After high School, Trp. Potraffke attained an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Ivy Tech Community College. He then worked for Dearborn County Community Corrections as a field officer before being hired as a police officer with the Rising Sun Police Department. Trp. Potraffke was employed as a police officer with Rising Sun and then Aurora Police Department for a total of about five years before he was hired by ISP.

These troopers have already completed over 800 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques as well as hands-on training at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.

The curriculum included criminal and traffic law instruction, emergency vehicle operations, psychology, crash investigation, self-defense, first responder, and other general law enforcement-related training.

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