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State police announce promotion, service awards

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JASPER – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted First Sgt. Greg Ashby to the rank of lieutenant Feb. 16 to serve as the district commander for the Jasper Post.

Ashby is a native of Orange County and a 1988 graduate of Springs Valley High School. After high school, Ashby served his country for seven years in the United States Marines Corps, with six months served in Operation Desert Storm.

In 1995 Ashby earned an associate’s degree in law enforcement from Vincennes University.

Ashby graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in 1997. He was assigned to the Evansville District, transferring to the Jasper District in 1999 to patrol Orange County.

As a member of the Indiana State Police, Ashby has served as a squad sergeant, a detective, a member of the tactical intervention platoon, a field training officer and a member of the hostage crisis negotiator team.

Ashby was promoted as the assistant district commander of the Jasper Post in 2011.

Ashby and his wife, Harmony, reside in Orange County. They have three children, Michelle, Marcus and Austin.