BREMEN — Indiana State Police 1st Sgt. Gary Coffie is marking 40 years with the law enforcement agency.

Coffie moved from Kankakee, Illinois, to become a member of the 39th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, graduating on July 6, 1980. He was assigned to the Ligonier Post where he patrolled Noble County until the closure of the Ligonier Post in 1982. After the closure, Coffie was assigned to the new Bremen Post where he was assigned to patrol Elkhart County.

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