An Indiana State Police Sergeant at ISP's Fort Wayne Post is celebrating his retirement after 36 years of service.
ISP announced Sergeant Pornteb “Luke” Nathalang's retirement on Thursday after his last official day of patrol duty on Tuesday.
Sgt. Nathalang spent his last day on patrol just like his first - hitting the streets with an assertive and proactive enforcement mindset and conducting himself with the utmost integrity and professionalism, according to ISP.
ISP says Sgt. Nathalang was appointed as a Trooper on Nov. 18, 1984, after graduating the 42nd ISP Recruit Academy.
After graduation, Nathalang was assigned to the Fort Wayne Post as a Probationary Trooper, where he would remain for the duration of his 36-year career.
ISP Supt. Doug Carter presenting Sgt. Nathalang with his retirement ID
Alongside his primary patrol and supervisory assignments, Sgt. Nathalang has also served as a Field Training Officer, Speed Timing Instructor, and Crash Reconstructionist.
Nathalang, a native of Thailand, immigrated to Fort Wayne as a young boy, according to ISP. He is a graduate of Concordia High School and Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne (IPFW), where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering.