The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it is now seeking applications for the Neil Thompson Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is available to any senior scheduled to graduate this year from a high school in La Porte County who has been accepted to a college or university and will be studying law enforcement, criminal justice or a criminal justice related field. Applicants are required to submit an essay, no fewer than 500 words, on why they will be pursuing a career in law enforcement. The scholarship was established soon after the 1980 death of Patrolman Neil Thompson, the only Deputy from the La Porte County Sheriff ‘s Office to be killed in the line of duty. Scholarship applications may be picked up at the front desk of the Sheriff’s Office on the main floor of the La Porte County Complex or from any of the Sheriff ‘s Office School Resource Officers. The deadline for applications/essays is Friday, April 27 at 3 pm. For more details check out the La Porte County Sheriff”s Office Facebook page for more information.