On Tuesday February 9th, 2010 KVHS will be held its February general
meeting (open to the public) at the Kouts Library (101 E. Daumer Rd.) at
6:30. Porter County Sheriff David Lain will be our guest presenter
that evening. Sheriff David Lain owns an extensive collection of
historic antique police equipment, some pieces goes back to the 18th century.
Sheriff Lain enjoys learning the history of his pieces, and will share
both in his presentation. Sheriff Lain was kind enough to allow me to
see his collection and take some pictures for our KVHS website.
Below you can view some of the pictures I took.
Sheriff David E. Lain
David Lain began his law enforcement career as a police officer for the
in 1977. There he achieved the rank of Lieutenant, and in 1999 he
accepted an appointment as Chief of the Porter County Sheriff’s
Department. He was elected Sheriff in 2006.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from
, was twice named Police Officer of the Year for
, and is active in numerous civic and professional organizations.
Sheriff Lain has been a trainer for a wide variety of police topics and
currently is an instructor in the ethics and cultural diversity classes
for new officers at the
. He has also been a guest speaker in
for state conferences related to law enforcement and senior citizen
For seven years he hosted “Behind the Star” a public affairs
television program in NW Indiana, and the Robbery Survival training
program he designed was the basis for an episode of the nationally
syndicated “Judge Hatchett” show in which he appeared.
Dave manages a department of 150 employees and a $7.7 million budget. In
2006 a 175,000 square foot jail and Sheriff’s Department building
opened at a cost of just under $38 million.
Click pictures to enlarge.
Sheriff David Lain
Sheriff Lain holding Billy Club
Sheriff Lain holding .22 caliber pocket pistol.
Sheriff Lain holding original 1861 Colt .44 caliber
pistol used in the Civil War.
Sheriff Lain holding the John Dillinger Thompson
machine gun owned by the Porter County Sheriff Department.
Yours truly (John Hodson) holding the Dillinger
machine gun trying to look "gangster mean".