At a post meeting held Wednesday afternoon at the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post, Lieutenant Dan Jones, Commander of the Putnamville District, presented Trooper David Petrowski with the “Trooper of the Year” award for 2012.Trooper Petrowski was selected by his peers and the Putnamville District command staff. Trooper Petrowski works the night shift in Vigo County and in 2012; he arrested 47 impaired drivers and made 93 criminal arrests with 37 of those as felonies, mostly drug related. Petrowski is known as a high performer, an informal leader and a valuable member of the Indiana State Police. Petrowski is a field training officer, member of the district meth suppression team, and serves on the Putnamville District Honor Guard. “Trooper Petrowski is a well rounded, highly motivated and respected officer, and everything he does, reflects positively on the department. He is most deserving of this award”, stated Lieutenant Dan Jones, Commander of the Putnamville District. Trooper Petrowski is a seven year veteran of the ISP. He was raised in Vigo County and graduated from Terre Haute North High School and Indiana State University with an Associate Degree in Criminology. Petrowski also served 6 ½ years with the Air National Guard of Terre Haute. He is married with two children and the family resides in rural Vigo County. The delay in the presentation of this 2012 award was due to a logistical issue outside the control of the Putnamville District.