Two local Indiana State Police troopers were recently recognized for their service.
Master Trooper Jeff Cumberworth was presented with a certificate and uniform pin recognizing him for 30 years of service with the ISP. The Ripley County native and 1981 South Ripley High School graduate began his career with the ISP in November 1983 as a motor carrier inspector working out of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. In 1989, he entered the 47th ISP Recruit Academy, graduating in November 1989 and being appointed trooper. His first assignment was with the Seymour District. In 1991, he transferred back to Versailles, where he has worked ever since.
During his career, Cumberworth has served as a gaming enforcement detective, field training officer and a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon, High Performance Vehicle Patrol and Motorcycle Patrol. He is also a certified Emergency Vehicle Operations, Radar and Safe Schools/Active Shooter instructor.
He and his wife, Caroline, have two children, Ethan and Emily, and reside in Ripley County.
Cpl. Gary Jessee was recognized for 25 years of service. The 1981 Austin High School, Scott County, graduate attended Vincennes University and Ivy Tech Community College. He began his career with the ISP in April 1988 as a dispatcher at the Sellersburg Post. Later that year, he entered the 46th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy graduating in November 1988. His first district of assignment was Evansville, where he served seven years. He was promoted to corporal and transferred back to Sellersburg.
During his career, Jessee has served as a Tactical Intervention Platoon member, field training officer and gaming enforcement detective sergeant. He currently serves as the Versailles Post district duty officer.
He and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Scott County and have a grown daughter and four grandchildren.