Warsaw Board of Works Approves Three for Warsaw Police

Mayor Joe Thallemer gives the formal oath to Lucas Vander Hart at the December 6th Board of Works meeting. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

The Warsaw Police Department has three new police officers.

Lucas P. Vander Hart was given his formal oath by Mayor Joe Thallemer at the Board of Works meeting. Along with being a Grace alum, Vander Hart worked part time with the department as traffic enforcement while he was a student at the college, then worked in Tennessee for a short time before coming back to Warsaw to work.

The board also approved two others as probationary patrol officers. Megan Bortner and Brianna Marganti will be the department’s 37th and 38th officers.

Bortner is a 2009 graduate of Valparaiso High School and a 2014 graduate from Ivy Tech with a degree in Mortuary Science. She is also enlisted in the US Navy reserves and was employed as a corporal for the Noble County Jail.

Marganti is a 2009 graduate from Purdue Northwest. She worked in northwest Indiana at Christenson Chevrolet, and will be a second generation law enforcement officer as her father recently retired from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

Bortner and Marganti will begin on Monday, December 9th.

Lucas Vander Hart (second from right) with Mayor Joe Thallemer (right), Police Chief Scott Whitaker (left) and Lucas’ family (center). (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)
Megan E. Bortner (Photo Provided: Warsaw Police Department)
Brianna M. Marganti (Photo Provided: Warsaw Police Department)