BREMEN — Indiana State Police Master Trooper Detective Chad Sherwood is set to retire after a career with the Indiana State Police that spanned a quarter of a century.
Sherwood, an Elkhart County native, is a graduate of Elkhart Central High School. He went on to earn a degree in physical education from Anderson University.
Sherwood began his career with the Indiana State Police after being selected to attend the Indiana State Police 55th Recruit Academy that graduated in 1997. Sherwood’s first assignment was to patrol on the Indiana Toll Road. In the fall of 2001, Sherwood transferred to the Bremen District where he patrolled until being promoted to the rank of corporal in December 2004.
Sherwood served as a corporal at the Toll Road Post from December 2005 through December 2006 before returning to the Bremen Post as a detective. In 2008, Sherwood voluntarily returned to patrol duties for four years before returning to the Bremen Post Detective Bureau in 2012, where he has remained until retirement.
During his tenure with the State Police, Sherwood has served as a Field Training Officer and on the Tactical Intervention Platoon.
Sherwood has investigated many high-profile cases throughout the years and earned an award in 2014 for Investigation of the Year for an investigation he conducted for a double murder and police action shooting that occurred in a local grocery store.
When asked to sum up his career, Sherwood says he does not even know where to start because there has been so much. Sherwood’s last day is Tuesday, June 14. He will make the trip to Indianapolis to turn in his car and equipment before going “10-42” for the last time.