Sarkisian, Meneou honored by ISP for 40 years of service
Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter recently recognized First Sgt. Sam Sarkisian and Master Trooper Detective Thomas Meneou for their 40 years of dedicated service.
Appointed as a trooper on Dec. 14, 1979, Sarkisian worked his first eight years as a road trooper with his first year at the Jasper post. After transferring to the Sellersburg post, Sarkisian soon found his calling in criminal investigations. He served as a district detective for 10 years and was then promoted to sergeant to serve as a crime scene investigator for three more years.
In 2000, Sarkisian was promoted to first sergeant and served as the Sellersburg post detective in charge. Then, in 2015, he was assigned as the Area IV supervisor for all Area IV crime scene investigators and still serves in this capacity today.
In addition to his regular duties, Sarkisian also served as team leader for the South Zone Hostage Rescue Team for 19 years. Sarkisian is especially proud of his time spent on the team, stating he loved being able to assist both his fellow troopers and those in need in this capacity.
Sarkisian resides in Floyds Knobs with Kathy, his wife of 35 years.
Meneou also was appointed as a trooper on Dec. 14, 1979. He worked his first two years as a road trooper assigned to the Versailles post.
After transferring to the Sellersburg post, Meneou continued for another 26 years patrolling the roads and serving the public of the five-county Sellersburg District.
In 2008, Meneou transferred to the Special Investigations Section, specializing as a Vehicle Crimes Investigator, a position he continues in to this day.
During his career, Meneou has also served as a vehicle crash reconstructionist, also serving as a vehicle crash instructor at the Indiana State Police Academy.
Meneou resides in Jeffersonville with Sharon, his wife of 34 years.