Friday, February 26, 2010

Seymour state police post closes Sunday

From the Indy Star:
The Indiana State Police post in Seymour will shut down over the weekend as its operations are consolidated with a neighboring district.
Seymour post commander Lt. Mark Davis says its dispatch service will end about 11 p.m. Sunday and the doors will close at midnight. The responsibilities for Bartholomew, Jennings and Jackson counties will then be taken over by the post in Versailles.
The agency announced plans last month to close the post, which opened in 1937 just four years after the state police was organized.
Troopers, civilian staffers and retirees gathered at the post on Wednesday for a final reunion there.

This really sucks, but it's a done deal.  More detail on this in The Tribune here.   I only hope that something can be done quickly to find an agency/agencies to occupy the property.  I know there has been talk about The Red Cross occupying some of the property (specifically the Disaster Response vehicles) and a reader response to one of the stories in the Tribune suggested that the Post become a satellite Sheriff's Office.  (An idea that I REALLY think has some merit).  My question is who retains title to this property - the State, the city, the county or private owner?  What is the status after Sunday?-SP

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