ELKHART — A police officer was suspended for 60 days and put on probation Thursday by the Police Merit Commission, despite Chief Kris Seymore’s request to fire her.

The chief wanted to terminate the officer, Cpl. Taryn Lanzen, and her husband, Sgt. Nathan Lanzen, as a result of them allegedly gaining “complete financial control” of an Elkhart resident’s assets, including his home, in a relationship that began on official police duty. Sgt. Lanzen’s hearing is scheduled for Monday.

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SanFran Kid

Sounds more like a con artist,than a police officer.Chief Seymore is correct,she needs to go.Who is on the merit board?


I agree, she has no business being in law enforcement.


The police merit commission has 5 members. 2 appointed by the mayor, 1 by the council and 2 of different parties selected by voting member of the department. Talk to the mayor and council!

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