Senior Trooper Stinson, a Crawford County native, and 11 year veteran, graduated from the 68th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on December 21st, 2007. Upon graduating from the recruit academy S/Trp. Stinson was assigned to the Sellersburg Post where he has served for the last 11 years.

During his career Stinson has received numerous awards and is highly decorated for his commitment to the citizens of Indiana.


2009- Trooper of the District, Sellersburg Post

          DUI Life Award # 1 in the state, 255 Impaired Drivers Apprehended

          Meritorious Service Award- OWI Enforcement Efforts

2010- DUI Life Award # 1 in state, 255 Impaired Drivers Apprehended

          Meritorious Service Award- OWI Enforcement Efforts

2011- DUI Life Award # 1 in state, 212 Impaired Drivers Apprehended

          Meritorious Service Award-OWI Enforcement Efforts

2011- ***Silver Star Award***- In the early morning hours of November 28th, 2011, Stinson was travelling north on State Street in New Albany when a pedestrian alerted him to a nearby crash where a Dodge Neon had struck a tree and then erupted into flames. Stinson immediately responded as he called for additional assistance. Upon arriving, Stinson used his fire extinguisher to break out the back window of the burning car with the intent of extinguishing the fire. Moments later, McCooe arrived on the scene and together both troopers repeatedly attempted to remove the driver and extinguish the flames until both of their fire extinguishers were empty.

During their attempts to extinguish the flames and remove the driver from the burning vehicle, Stinson and McCooe had to exit the burning vehicle several times to get breaths of fresh air. With the troopers keeping the fire at bay the New Albany Fire Department was able to arrive and extinguish the flames, extricate the driver, ultimately saving his life.  

2012- DUI Life Award # 2 in state, 183 Impaired Drivers Apprehended

2013- DUI Life Award # 2 in state, 191 Impaired Drivers Apprehended

2014- DUI Life Award # 5 in state, 54 Impaired Drivers Apprehended (Stinson also served as an ISP Academy Recruit Counselor for the 73rd Recruit Academy).

2015- Top DUI Award, Sellersburg Post

2016- DUI Life Award # 3 in state, 117 Impaired Drivers Apprehended

 Stinson currently has over 1,500 Operating While Intoxicated arrests in his career.

Specialty Assignments

Tactical Intervention Platoon (Riot Team)

Honor Guard

Field Training Officer

Firearms Instructor

Patrol Rifle Instructor

Department Armorer with the Sig Sauer 227 and M4 Rifle.

S/Trp. Stinson enjoys competitive shooting and spending time with his family. Stinson says with his transfer home he would like to start fishing again and reconnect with the locals. Stinson wants to focus on community policing and combating the methamphetamine/heroin problems that face our communities.

 Stinson will be assigned to patrol primarily Spencer County on midnight shift.