On Oct. 23, Indiana State Police Superintendant Paul Whitesell, Ph.D. announced the promotion of Detective J. Troy Stanton to the rank of Detective Sergeant at the Terre Haute Post. Sergeant Stanton will serve as investigative squad leader for the detectives assigned to the Terre Haute Post. The Terre Haute Post is comprised of Parke, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay and Sullivan counties.
Sgt. Stanton was appointed to the rank of probationary trooper on Dec. 20, 1993, after his graduation from the Indiana State Police Academy. Stanton was then assigned to the Terre Haute Post as a road patrol trooper. He was promoted to detective in 1998.
In January 2005, Stanton was assigned to the Office of Indiana Inspector General David O. Thomas and in the Summer of 2005, he was assigned to the Office of the Superintendant of the Indiana State Police where he served until his recent promotion.
Sgt. Stanton is a Fountain County native and graduated from Covington Community School Corporation in 1989 and ultimately Indiana State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology.
Stanton and his wife Avalee (Harkness) have been married 12 years and have two children, Chandler, age 9, and Chase, age 8. The Stantons reside in rural Clay County.