CARMI — Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, Illinois State Police District 19 interim commander, announces the addition of two new troopers to the district, which serves Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline and Gallatin counties. Troopers Jonathan Pflaum and Gabe Schimp were assigned to patrol following their graduation from the Illinois State Police Academy, Cadet Class 129. Both troopers have begun their field training programs.
Pflaum, originally from Olney, joins the State Police after serving a combined six years with the Mount Carmel and Olney Police Departments. Schimp, originally from Eldorado, joins the State Police after serving four years with the Eldorado Police Department. Pflaum will reside in Richland County, Schimp in Saline County.
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