LOWELL | Indiana State Police on Monday announced the promotion of two troopers at the Lowell post.
Terry Gose was promoted from the rank of lieutenant to serve as district commander of the post, which covers Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski and Starke counties.
Gerald Michalak was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was transferred to the laboratory division, where he will be a crime scene investigator.
Gose, 47, graduated from Merrillville High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical and aerospace engineering from Purdue University in Lafayette in 1989.
Gose became a trooper in 1995 and assigned to Lowell, where he worked Lake County for five years. He was then assigned as a detective in the gaming division for one year. Gose was promoted to corporal to serve as the district duty officer until he was promoted again in 2003 to district squad sergeant.
Michalak, 38, is an East Chicago native who graduated from Bishop Noll High School. He graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He earned a master's degree in public safety administration from Calumet College of St. Joseph in 2009.
Michalak was appointed as a trooper in 1997 and assigned to Lowell, where he worked Lake County. He was then assigned as a detective in the gaming division for a year. Michalak returned to patrol Lake County after he was reassigned to assist in a marijuana eradication program. In 2007, Michalak was assigned to the Area 1 criminal investigation division as a task force investigator.