Fall 2021 Cadet of the Semester

IUPD Cadet Josh Wheat was nominated by his supervisors and former IUPD Chief Johnson to receive the honor of the Fall 2021 Cadet of the Semester Award from University Veterans Post 360, American Legion. The members of the post unanimously voted to approve Cadet Wheat to receive the Fall 2021 Cadet of the Semester Award. Josh received his award and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card on Jan 25th, 2022. Pictured below Left to Right, Adjutant Joe Hayes, Cadet Josh Wheat, Interim Chief Scott Dunning, and Finance Officer/Membership Chairman Clifton Morlan

December Member Highlight

Recently our fellow American Legion member, Larry Vinson has had some amazing opportunities and accomplishments. In the last month, Larry talked with The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department on how to appropriately deal with someone who has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As well, as part of his outreach to those in addiction recovery, Larry was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for his help at “The House of Hope” in Brazil, IN where he speaks once a month. 

This month, Larry graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Doctorate of Ministry in Transformational Preaching and will receive his diploma on December 18th. With this degree complete, Larry has announced plans to open a church that focuses on creating a safe place for people to discuss faith regardless of their personality, struggles, lifestyles, or socioeconomic position.  

Congratulations, Dr. Vinson!

Click the link below to help Dr. Vinson raise funds to launch his new church.


2021 Wreath Laying Ceremony

Please consider coming out on Dec 4th at 11am to honor our fallen as we lay wreaths on the Veteran Tombstones at Williams Creek Cemetery, 845 W 96th St, Indianapolis, Indiana. We will have members of the American Legion, 11th District Honor Guard in attendance to present the colors and play taps. We will also has the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in attendance and they will be firing volleys and assisting with laying wreaths for our Civil War Veterans. This is a great event and a great way to pay respect for those that have went before us. Please see the flyer below.

Spring 2021 Cadet of the Semester

IUPD Cadet Simon Wuethrich was nominated by his supervisors and IUPD Chief Johnson to receive the honor of the Spring 2021 Cadet of the Semester Award from University Veterans Post 360, American Legion. The members of the post unanimously voted to approve Cadet Wuethrich to receive the Spring 2021 Cadet of the Semester Simon received his award on Oct 24th, 2021. Pictured below Left to Right, Chief Doug Johnson(post member) Adjutant Joe Hayes, Officer Simon Wuethrich, Commander Christina Owens and Finance Officer/Membership Chairman Clifton Morlan .

2021 Veteran Highlight

Today on veterans day we would like to highlight one of our own members. Nolan Taylor, Clinical Assistant Professor of Information Systems, in the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis on the Indianapolis campus. Please see the link below that was written and posted back in 2017. Nolan we salute you and thank you for your service to our great country.


Student Veterans Organization at IUPUI

Dear IUPUI Veteran Students,

If you are looking for a way to make a huge impact on the lives of all the IUPUI Veteran Student population please consider joining the Student Veterans Organization at IUPUI. The SVO at IUPUI was formed to help our student veterans meet their needs in academia, social events and many other things. The SVO at IUPUI looks to maintain an high level of veteran presences on the IUPUI Campus. The IUPUI veteran students are leaders in their classrooms and all around campus.

Please contact Joe Hayes, hayesjom@iupui.edu for more information or visit: https://thespot.iupui.edu/organization/veteransatiupui

Williams Creek Cemetery

Saturday, Dec 5th members of University Veterans Post 360 helped to conduct a wreath laying ceremony at Williams Creek Cemetery to honor the veterans that are laid to rest there. Williams Creek Cemetery had been neglected for several years till Sue Woodford Faulk took it upon herself to clean it up. University Veterans Post 360 got involved helping back in October and Commander Clifton Morlan was asked by Sue if it would be ok to lay wreaths on the veterans gravesite. Commander Morlan stated that would be a wonderful thing to do so Sue and Commander Morlan started planning a Wreath Laying Ceremony. It took a lot of volunteers from University Veterans Post 360 and the community but we had a very successful event. The event was covered by Channel 8, 13 and 59 and aired several times over the weekend. Sue and University Veterans Post 360 both received recognition from Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Office.

Spring 2020 Cadet of the Semester Award

Commander Clifton Morlan had the honor to present Cadet Alexander Clausis with the Spring 2020 Cadet of the Semester Award. This award was postponed due to COVID-19 and the University going virtual before the end of the Spring 2020 Semester. On behalf of then entire Post congratulations to Part-Time Officer Cluasis and best of luck when you go full time with IUPD in January. In the picture below are the following left to right: Post member & IUPD Chief Doug Johnson, Post Commander Clifton Morlan, IUPD Cadet Clausis, and Post member & IUPD LT Max Renolds.

Fall 2019 Cadet of the Semester

I am pleased to say that University Veterans Post 360 and Indiana University Police Department will be recognizing Cadet Morris as the third winner of this honor.  Cadet Morris creates a positive work environment for her peers and is dedicated to continuing her academic career.  We will be having an official award presentation on Dec 13, 2019 at 1pm at University Tower in the President’s Room.   Cadet Morris will be receiving a Certificate of Accomplishment and a $25.00 gift card to Barnes & Nobles.

I look forward to continuously working with Chief Johnson and the rest of the IUPD to recognize more of our outstanding cadets for both academic excellence and for going above and beyond the call of duty as a Police Cadet.  Check out of Facebook page for pictures from the upcoming award presentation and more interesting things from our post.