Versailles: Recently a local trooper was recognized for reaching a career milestone. Sergeant Robert Hedger recently completed 30 years of service with the Indiana State Police where he was presented with a certificate and uniform pin recognizing him for his 30 years with the department. Sgt. Hedger was a member of the 41st Indiana State Police Recruit Academy graduating in December, 1983. Upon graduation he was assigned to the Seymour District where he served until the merger of the Seymour and Versailles Districts four years ago.
Sgt. Hedger is a 1975 graduate of Columbus East High School then attended Brigham Young University for two years. Prior to joining the Indiana State Police, Sgt. Hedger worked in the family business (Hedger Construction) doing concrete street paving and curb and gutter construction. During his career with ISP he served as a member of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team for nine years not only as a team member but team leader and instructor. He has served as a member of the Emergency Response Team and was a team leader on this specialty team as well. He has also served as a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon. In 1988 he was promoted to sergeant and served as the Seymour District Public Information Officer. Currently Sgt. Hedger serves as a squad leader where he supervises a squad of troopers.
Sgt. Hedger and his wife, Cindy have five grown children and four grandchildren and reside in Bartholomew County.
- Daily News