Pendleton Post Wins First Annual Robert Gillespie Softball Tournament
Bedford, Indiana – The first annual Trooper Robert Gillespie Softball Tourney was held Saturday, July 14th in Bedford Indiana. Trooper Gillespie was appointed September 1, 1950 and died in the line of duty on June 8, 1962. The tournament was initiated by Trooper Mike Robbins of the Bloomington District as a way to honor the memory of Trooper Gillespie.
There were five teams entered in the tournament, with teams from the Pendleton Post, Bloomington Post, Jasper Post, Putnamville Post and the Stone City FOP Lodge. In the end the team from the Pendleton Post went 5-0 to win the tournament.
Members of the Pendleton team included Eric Freeman, John Clawson Jr., Nick Campbell, Adam Fisher, Michael Bradbury, Lee Tinch, Coley McCutcheon and Sergeant Tom Dujmovich, as well as Trooper Kris Martin who is assigned to the CVED Division, and Trooper Brian Thomas, assigned to ERS.
The team was awarded a large trophy which will be displayed in the Pendleton Post Lobby next to the large trophy won by the Pendleton Post Pistol Team last month.
Source: Indiana State Police, Post 51