Crown Point Swears in New Firefighter, Police Officer

Crown Point Swears in New Firefighter, Police Officer

Mayor Pete Land swore in two new public safety officials during a Wednesday Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

Firefighter/Paramedic Elijah Golumbeck, badge No. 80, was born and raised in Hammond. He graduated from Bishop Noll High School, where he was a successful three-sport athlete.

Golumbeck earned a football scholarship for Marian University in Indianapolis, where he majored in finance. While attending Marian University, Elijah was involved in several extra-curricular groups, including College Mentors for Kids and Special Olympics. Working with the organizations inspired him to pursue a career in public safety.

While in Indianapolis, Golumbeck graduated from EMT school. He is assigned to Turn 3 under the supervision of Battalion Chief Joe Ferrantella. His first day on shift was May 28. Golumbeck is the ninth firefighter hired in 2023 and the 13th firefighter hired under Mayor Land.

“The City of Crown Point, its citizens and our department are both excited and lucky that Elijah has chosen Crown Point as his home,” Crown Point Fire Chief Mark Baumgardner Jr. said.

Police Officer Kade Sapp, badge No. 126, is a 2011 graduate of Shakamak High School, where he was active in baseball and track.

After high school, Sapp attended IUPUI in Indianapolis, where he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. While attending IUPUI, Sapp served as a university police officer. In 2014, he completed training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Sapp previously served with the Highland Police Department and attended the Northern Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, class 21-46. He will fill a vacancy left by Sgt. Jason Murphy, who retired from the Crown Point Police Department in February. His first day on shift was May 30.

“Officer Sapp will make a great addition to the Crown Point police family,” Crown Point Police Chief Ryan S. Patrick said.