CARMI, IL (KFVS) - A Carmi state trooper was named the Illinois State Police District 19 Trooper of the Year.
Trooper Matt Haywood was recently honored at an awards ceremony in Springfield.
Haywood joined the ISP in 2004. He was first assigned to District 12 - Effingham and later transferred to District 19 - Carmi.
Haywood worked as an Indiana State Trooper from 1999 to 2004. He has been a member of the Army National Guard for the past 18 years and has completed combat tours in Iraq in 2005 and 2008.
Trooper Haywood lives in Carmi with his wife Pamela, and their two children.