Brent Eaton ’97 will be inducted into the Greenfield Central School Foundation’s Alumni Hall of Fame later this month.
Each year the foundation honors a select group of past graduates who have made exemplary lives for themselves since high school, according to a report by the Daily Reporter. Eaton, along with the three others, will be inducted at the school foundation’s annual Red Letter Gala on Sept. 24 at Adaggios Banquet Hall in Greenfield.
Eaton has served as Hancock County’s prosecutor since 2015, and won this year’s Republican primary to run again this fall.
He was nominated for the Hall of Fame by Marie Castetter, who worked with him as Hancock County’s chief deputy prosecutor from 2015 to 2019.
In her nomination form, Castetter said she’s seen Eaton’s commitment to the Greenfield community first hand, and thinks he’s worthy of the recognition.
“Brent serves the community daily in keeping Hancock County safe,” she wrote.
Eaton was named “Crime Fighter of the Year” by the Cumberland Police Department in 2015.
He has also been recognized for his work in combating substance abuse in Hancock County by Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse (NASA) and for his work in prosecuting impaired driving by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
“He diligently works with individuals who are fighting addiction through Hancock County Drug Court and Heroin Protocol Program,” said Castetter.
After graduating from Greenfield-Central High School in 1993, Eaton earned an undergraduate degree at Wabash College and a law degree at the Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law.
While at Wabash, Eaton majored in history with a specialization in business. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Student Senate, The Bachelor, and participated in Moot Court.