The awards were presented by Putnamville District Commander, Lt. Dan Jones, at the conclusion of the quarterly post meeting.
Sgt. Thomas Hannon was awarded a certificate and uniform insignia for 25 years of service to the department. He was appointed to the ISP Department Nov. 10, 1985. The Jeffersonville, Ind., native, was originally sent to the Terre Haute District and remained their until the recent merger with the Putnamville District.
He was promoted to Sergeant in December 2007. Hannon served as a counselor for ISP's 68th Recruit Academy and currently holds instructor certifications in First Responder, Firearms and Defensive Tactics.
He has been a past member of the Central Fields Operations Emergency Response Team and was an original member of the Terre Haute District Methamphetamine Clandestine Lab Team.
Hannon currently supervises troopers assigned to Sullivan County.
He is married with two children and the family resides in Sullivan County.
Senior Trooper Troy Cobb, a 13-year veteran of ISP, was presented a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of Col. Charles E. Brueggemann of the Illinois State Police.
Cobb was recognized for his role in the 2007 investigation of the abduction, sexual assault and attempted murder of a 13-year-old girl from Illinois.
The suspect was apprehended near the 59-milemarker of Interstate-70 in Indiana and then transported into the custody of Illinois State line by Cobb.
Once there, the suspect was transferred into the custody of Illinois State Police for further investigation.
The suspect was eventually convicted of his alleged crimes and received a 60-year prison sentence.
The Certificate of Recognition for Cobb read in part, "The resourcefulness, teamwork, and professional execution of duties displayed in this investigation reflect great pride upon you and your department."
Senior Trooper Cobb and his family reside in Clay County where Cobb is currently assigned day shift patrol duties.