The Indiana State Police “Trooper of the Year” Award was recently selected by the Command Staff from the Bloomington Post and was presented before all Troopers at a recent District Meeting.
Factors used to determine the “Trooper of the Year” included, but were not limited to, traffic and criminal enforcement, community involvement and specialty assignments such as SCUBA, ERT, Meth Lab Team, Instructor ratings, or other services performed for the department that go beyond normal expectations.
The Trooper who achieved outstanding enforcement efforts in the areas of traffic, criminal, public service and who has exemplified the character expected of an Indiana State Trooper was Master Trooper John Yung.
A plaque was presented to M/Trp John Yung that read “In recognition for the high level of service, dedication, and professionalism exemplified in service to the citizens of Indiana and the Indiana State Police.”
Master Trooper Yung is a 21 year veteran with ISP.
ISP Sgt. Jan Kruse said “[M/Trooper] John Yung epitomizes what a police officer should be and we are lucky to have him serving in the Bloomington District”.
Yung graduated from the 53rd ISP Recruit School in December of 1995, grew up in Greene County and graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in 1980. Yung then served with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department for eight years before graduating from Vincennes University in 1993 with an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement.
Upon his graduation from the Indiana State Police Academy, Yung was assigned to the Versailles Post where he served as a road trooper, primarily patrolling Dearborn and Ohio Counties until 1997. Master Trooper Yung then transferred to the Bloomington Post where he currently serves at his current position of Master Trooper, primarily assigned to Greene County.
During his career, Yung has served on the Tactical Intervention Platoon (Riot Squad) since 1998 and has also served as a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team for the past 17 years.
Bloomington District Commander, Lieutenant Paul Bucher stated “Master Trooper Yung has always been one of the hardest working police officers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with; he is a valuable asset not only to the citizens of the State of Indiana but to the other law enforcement officers he serves with daily. His work ethic and professionalism do not go unnoticed”.
Yung is married to his wife Heather; they have one daughter, Haley and reside in Greene County.