Yesterday March 28th Doug Carter, Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, officially retired Master Trooper Detective Tom Minnicus from the Indiana State Police in a ceremony that was attended by Tom‘s son Blake and other family members.
Detective Minnicus, who passed away on October 18, 2015 of a heart attack, was retired today and his retirement credentials, gun, retirement resolution and Indiana State Police Alliance retirement awards were presented to Blake in honor of the 30 years of service to the ISP. “It was an honor and a privilege to present the awards to Blake for the 30 years of service and dedication to the job that Tom loved!” Superintendent Carter said.
This was believed to be the first time a family member received the retirement recognition usually given to the trooper at the end of their career. Blake was honored with the presentation of his father’s duty weapon and his retirement identification. “These are two of the most recognized articles a trooper will be honored to possess after they leave the department. I hope Blake cherishes them as much as his father would have.” stated Superintendent Carter.
Lieutenant David Kirkham of the Indiana State Police Alliance presented Blake with the retiree lithograph and an Alliance bronze plaque.
Present at the ceremony with Blake were Tom’s brothers, one of whom is retired Master Trooper Detective Mike Minnicus from the Pendleton Post, Tom’s sister Ann, Tom’s mother Teresa and troopers and detectives from the Lafayette post.