Indiana State Trooper Kyle Dukes announces run for Sheriff

(Photo Supplied / Dukes family)

Indiana State Trooper Kyle Dukes has officially announced he is running for the Kosciusko County Sheriff position vacated when Aaron Rovenstine was convicted of a felony.

Dukes has 17 years of experience as an Indiana State Trooper, and before that worked as a Reserve Deputy in Noble County, where his father was a two-term Sheriff.

He’s been assigned to Presidential and Governor Security Details and won Trooper of the Year Award for the Bremen Post in 2009.

Dukes says the next Sheriff must be a leader.

“My top priorities are encouraging teamwork and information sharing between our area law enforcement agencies, community policing to reduce property crime, and educating our youth of the illegal drug epidemic,” he explains.

Dukes lives in Milford with his family and is a member of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club.

Indiana State Trooper Kyle Dukes is the third to throw his hat into the ring for the sheriff position. Former Warsaw Police Detective Jordan Foreman and Kosciusko County Deputy Joshua Spangle have both filed for the role.

A caucus to decide the next sheriff will be held June 21.