As a 5th generation Marion County Resident (6th generation Hoosier starting from Clark County in the 1850's), I have seen and heard a lot of stories about this county. The 1st generation of my Indianapolis' family resided near Riverside Park on Udell Street.
John & Mary Shelton
Indianapolis, Indiana 1880's
As for myself, I have always called Indianapolis my home and now residing
on the east side area. From growing up in the Brightwood and Brookside
neighborhoods to graduating from T.C. Howe High School and Indiana
University, I have seen this district evolve in many different directions. The
values and loyalty that I have learned from Howe H.S. carried over into my
service in the U.S. Marine Corps. After fighting in Iraq and retiring from the
Marines in 2005, I am now back home in Indiana and continuing my service
in local government.
I was born here in Indianapolis, Indiana along with my brother and sisters.
As a kid growing up in Brightwood and Brookside neighborhoods, my first
elementary school was IPS #54. Twelve years later I graduated from
Thomas Carr Howe High School with great memories of running cross
country, wrestling and football (FF).
After High School, I became a 2nd generation Marine by following in my
father's footsteps and enlisted in the Marines Corps. As I travel up and
down the Pacific Rim, I was afforded the opportunities of international
travel and experiences throughout my life.
In the middle of my career, I was able to return home and attend Indiana
University in Bloomington. At Indiana University, I obtained a double major
by studying Criminal Justice and East Asian Studies (Japanese Language).
After returning home to family and friends, I continued my fight for justice
by being a probation and parole officer for the citizens of Indiana. As
a Probation Officer, I personally conducted Revocation Hearings against my
own probationers for failure to comply with their probation. I have and will
always continue to fight for Justice with the same integrity that I had when
I was in the United States Marine Corps.
Indiana State Parole Services, 2007-P
Indiana State Parole Agent
New Castle Parole District
Marion County Probation Department, 2005
County Probation Officer
United States Marine Corps, 1982 - 2005
Gunnery Sergeant, Communications Chief (MOS: 0691)
Indiana University, 1994 (Aug '91 - Aug '94)
BA, Criminal Justice & East Asian Studies
Johnson County Reserve Law Enforcement Academy, 1989
Thomas Carr Howe High School, 1981
St. Matthew Lutheran Church (baptized)
E. New York St.
Trinity Lutheran Church (member)
American Legion #64
American Probation and Parole Association
F&AM # 251 (Knights Templar)
Indiana University Alumni Association
Marine Corps League #089
President Benjamin Harrison Home
USS Indianapolis (CA 35), Second Watch
Gunny Harmon's Toy Drive
Assistant Wrestling Coach;
T.C. Howe Academy (2007-2008)
Whiteland Community High School (3 seasons)