INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric Holcomb joined Cory Martin, executive director of the Indiana State Police Alliance, and active and retired state troopers Wednesday as the organization announced it is endorsing the Governor’s 2020 re-election bid.
"It is very apparent that through countless interactions, Governor Holcomb not only supports our members but truly cares about them as one Hoosier to another," said Martin. "He truly does Put People First."
The Indiana State Police Alliance is a public advocacy organization comprised of more than 2,000 active and retired state troopers. Active in all of Indiana’s 92 counties, the group was established in 1974 to better promote law enforcement in Indiana and gain statewide support for Indiana’s troopers. Over the years, the Alliance has expanded its responsibilities to include increased member benefits such as legal assistance, legislative lobbying, funeral support and survivor benefits, college scholarships and numerous community support activities throughout the state.
This endorsement follows the Alliance's decision in 2016 to endorse Governor Holcomb's opponent. Governor Holcomb earned the endorsement this year because of his active support for Indiana’s law enforcement community throughout each of his three years in office, as well as the positive relationships he has built with police throughout his career. During each legislative session, Governor Holcomb has worked to serve the brave law enforcement officers who keep Hoosiers safe throughout the state.
“Indiana’s thin blue line is made up of selfless women and men who drop everything and spring into action in service of someone else – no matter what danger stands in their way,” said Governor Holcomb. “Whenever duty calls, Indiana’s law enforcement officers answer and protect all of us. As Hoosiers, we proudly stand with them and I couldn’t be more honored to have their support.”