Deputies recognized for recovering repair cash from accidents

Several Bartholomew County deputies are being recognized by the state for a program that recovers damages to INDOT property.

According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, seven deputies were recognized for their efforts under the Damage to State Property Cost Recovery Program.

INDOT says that last year, the program collected $13.3 million from those who damaged INDOT assets and equipment in traffic accidents. The state says that without the program, taxpayers would be on the hook for the damages.

Sheriff Chris Lane thanked the deputies who took part in the fourth quarter of 2023, including Lieutenants L. Jason Williams and Andrew Dougan, Sergeant Andrew Densford and deputies Elizabeth Moore, Colten Fowler, Ryan Smith and Joshua Hounshel.