Two State Police troopers to retire after being elected county sheriffs

Daniel L. Mawhorr
Max C. Weber

Two sergeants from the Indiana State Police Post in Fort Wayne have announced their retirements from the department and at the beginning of the 2019 will become elected county sheriffs.

Sgt. Max C. Weber, a 30 year-veteran of the State Police, is a native of Albion, Indiana and a 1983 graduate of Central Noble High School. Weber graduated from the 45th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on Dec. 19, 1987, and was appointed a trooper assigned to the Toll Road Post. In March of 1990 he transferred to the Fort Wayne Post and assumed patrol duties in both Noble and LaGrange counties.

Weber served for a short time in the Laboratory Division as a Crime Scene Technician and in 2000 was promoted to the rank of corporal, where he served as a District Duty Officer for the Fort Wayne Post. In 2004, Weber was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served as the direct supervisor for the troopers assigned to Noble, LaGrange and at times, DeKalb Counties. In 2007, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Management from Concordia University, Wisconsin. In 2008, he completed the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. During his career, Weber served the Department as a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon, a Field Training Officer, a Field Training Officer Coordinator, and as a member of the Clandestine Laboratory (Meth) Team.

Weber was recently elected as the sheriff of Noble County, where he and his family reside. He will officially take office Jan. 1, 2019.

Sgt. Daniel L. Mawhorr, a native of Fort Wayne, is a 1989 graduate of North Side High School. He attended Ball State University on a football scholarship, where he played for four years and earned a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice in 1993.

Mawhorr graduated from the 50th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on Dec. 20, 1993 and was appointed as a trooper assigned to the Fort Wayne Post, where he patrolled Adams and Wells Counties. He served as a member of the Emergency Response Team for five years before transferring to the Drug Enforcement Section, where he worked undercover for about nine years.

In 2007, Mawhorr was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served as the direct supervisor for the Troopers assigned to Adams and Wells counties. In 2010, he took on the supervision role for the Troopers assigned to Blackford and Jay Counties following the closing of the former Redkey Post. He was recognized recently by Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter for achieving a milestone in his career;: 25 years of service with the State Police. During his career, Mawhorr has served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor and as a member of the Clandestine Laboratory (Meth) Team.

Mawhorr was recently elected as sheriff of Adams County where he and his family reside. He will take office on Jan. 1.

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