La PORTE — La Porte County Sheriff John T. Boyd has announced the recent hiring of Deputy Austin R. Epple as a Merit (Patrol) Deputy.
Epple, 26, was born in Indianapolis. He is a 2012 graduate of La Porte High School. Epple continued his education by attending Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and was a member of the football team. During the summer of 2016, he completed a college accredited internship with the Sheriff’s Office. In December of 2017, Epple graduated from Loras with a Bachelor of Arts degree while majoring in Criminal Justice.