Trooper recognized for Jennings County standoff actions

Trooper Nicholas Albrecht. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

Two Indiana State Police troopers were honored recently with Combat Action Awards for their role in an April 2017 standoff in Jennings County.

Troopers James Herbert and Nicholas Albrecht were called to a domestic disturbance in Jennings County and found an armed man outside of the home. The suspect fired a shot towards the troopers, who returned fire. After barricading himself in the home, the suspect ultimately surrendered to authorities.

Herbert also received the Versailles District’s DUI Award for arresting 62 impaired drivers last year.


Trooper James Herbert. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

Other troopers honored include Versailles District Trooper of the Year Joe May and Trooper David Owsley who received a Life Saving Award for his efforts in saving the life of Jefferson County gunshot victim in December.