Brookville native one of three fallen public servants honored

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgElkhart County, Ind. — Indiana State Police and the Toll Road Concession Company have honored three public servants who were killed on the Indiana Toll Road in the line of duty.Indiana State Trooper Richard Gaston, a graduate of Brookville High School, was killed in March of 1999 after three months on the job. Gaston was conducting a traffic stop when his cruiser was struck from behind by a semitrailer in St. Joseph County. Gaston was killed instantly and his field training officer was seriously injured. The truck also struck another car killing a man and child inside.Master Trooper David Deuter and Dan Miller, an equipment operator for the Toll Road Concession Company were also memorialized at the ceremony held Wednesday in Elkhart County.Indiana State Police Sergeant, Nora Werner has worked on the Toll Road for 32 years and says, “Each year in May we honor and remember the lives of law enforcement officers that have been lost.  This is a way for them to be remembered every day.”The memorial is also a way of reminding motorists of the sacrifices made by public servants and the importance of safety.last_img read more

West, Jacobs bear down

January 11, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSophomore Maryum Jenkins also had a stellar night with 11 points and 10 rebounds. But whenever the Wildcats needed a big 3-pointer, sophomore Vanessa Hernandez stepped up and delivered, finishing with four treys and 14 points. “She (Hernandez) was off in the beginning (missing her first four 3-point attempts), but shooters never stop, they keep shooting, and eventually it happens for them,” Wagner said. Littlefield finished with 18 points and Emily Vore had 12 for the Terriers (14-14), who had problems handling the Wildcats’ speed. “That was the key to the game,” Wagner said. “We were too fast for them.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The No. 10 Wildcats (19-4) will face No. 8 Edison, a 48-31 winner over Upland, in the second round Wednesday at a site to be determined. Monrovia coach Mike Wagner said he challenged Jacobs and West with the game hanging in the balance. “I just asked if they wanted this to be the last game of their career,” Wagner said. “I knew what to expect from Krystyn, but I was concerned about Shateah because she kind of twisted her ankle. But she came out and played phenomenal. She really carried us when the game was close.” West, who also had 12 rebounds, scored nine of the Wildcats’ first 11 points to start the fourth quarter, giving the Wildcats a 47-42 lead with 5:21 remaining. “I just came out aggressive,” West said. “We didn’t want to go down in the first round. No way. We just dug down and got this victory.” In a game that featured five lead changes in the third quarter, the Terriers took a 42-41 lead following Justine Littlefield’s 3-pointer with 6:56 remaining. But the Wildcats took over from there as West scored 10 of her team-high 15 points in the fourth and Jacobs scored eight of her 13 points in the final period when the Wildcats outscored the Terriers, 23-7. center_img MONROVIA – The fear that only a senior can feel during an elimination game sparked the determined efforts of Monrovia High School’s Shateah West and Krystyn Jacobs. The duo scored 12 of Monrovia’s 13 unanswered points during a key stretch of the fourth quarter to lead the Rio Hondo League champion Wildcats to a 61-46 victory over visiting Redlands in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA girls basketball playoffs on Saturday. last_img read more