Pacers honor two officers as "Indiana Heroes"

IMPD Sgt. William Carter
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A pair of IMPD officers were recognized during Monday's Indiana Pacers game against the Detroit Pistons.

Sgt. Bill Carter and Ofc. Kimberly Kelsay were nominated as part of the Citizens Energy/Indiana Pacers Indiana Heroes Award program.

Sgt. Carter used his own money to purchase a bloodhound to search for missing persons. Carter and his bloodhound were called out more than 20 times last year, without receiving compensation from the department.

He also travels to New York City every year to maintain his certification.

Ofc. Kelsay works with students in Indianapolis, Wayne Township and Decatur Township schools to help reduce the impact of negativity the children experience. Her work includes presentations on substance abuse, bullying and safety, among other topics.

The Indiana Heroes program honors those "who have made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others and who, through their unique commitment and humanitarian spirit, have made exceptional and lasting contributions to our community and our state."

Past honorees at games this season include fallen IMPD Ofc. Rod Bradway, school teachers, philanthropists and an 11-year-old girl who saved a child from drowning in a community swimming pool.

Read more about the Indiana Heroes program