Anthony Bontrager

Anthony Bontrager

Rank: 
Lieutenant
With the SBPD since: 
1999

What made you choose the job you're doing now? How long have you been doing it?
I wanted to do more with my life at the time.  Be a more active in the community. I have been a member of the South Bend Police Department for 17 years.

Was there an influential person or incident that made you chose your career?
A friend that was already on the police department kept talking to me about it.  After a couple years I decided to take the test and here I am.

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be?
A football player

What have you achieved in your position (awards, rank)?
I have achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the Investigative Division.  Before that I served 11 and a half years assigned to the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

If you could be remembered for one thing within your career, what would that be?
Willingness to help others.

Is there something in your life that you are very proud of?
My family.

What do you like to do when you're not working?
I like to play golf, barbecue and just hang out around home with friends and family.

What is your favorite type of music, artist, movie, sport, actor or actress?
Country music and action movies.

Are you from South Bend?  If not where are you from?
I am originally from Goshen, Indiana and moved to South Bend while attending IUSB.

Do you have a favorite quote?
I do not have a favorite quote.

What inspires you?
My family.