Missouri State Highway Patrol announces transfer, promotion

Siegfried and Gaines

Sgt. Doug Siegfried, left, and Cpl. Graydon Gaines | Photos courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol

MACON, Mo. — Capt. Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop B, Macon, recently announced a transfer and a promotion effective April 1.

Sgt. Doug E. Siegfried will transfer from Zone 5 in Adair and Schuyler counties and be designated the zone supervisor of Zone 6, serving the citizens of Clark and Scotland counties. 

Siegfried was appointed to the patrol on June 29, 2003, as a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 81st Recruit Class. 

He graduated from the Patrol Academy on June 10, 2004, and was assigned to Troop B, Zone 4, serving the citizens of Putnam and Sullivan counties. On Sept. 18, 2005, he transferred to Troop B, Zone 6, serving the citizens of Clark and Scotland counties. On Feb. 1, 2012, he was promoted to corporal and designated the assistant zone supervisor of Zone 6. On Aug. 1, 2020, he was promoted to sergeant and designated the zone supervisor of Zone 5, serving the citizens of Adair and Schuyler counties. 

Siegfried graduated from Nauvoo-Colusa High School in Nauvoo, Ill. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.

Cpl. Graydon L. Gaines will be promoted to sergeant effective April 1, 2022, and designated the zone supervisor of Zone 5, Adair and Schuyler counties. 

Gaines was appointed to the patrol on July 1, 2011, and after graduating from the patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was assigned to Troop B, Zone 10, Randolph and Monroe counties. In 2013, he transferred to Zone 5. On Jan. 1, 2021, Gaines was promoted to the rank of corporal and designated the assistant zone supervisor of Zone 5. 

Gaines graduated from Kirksville High School in Kirksville. Before being appointed to the Patrol, he attended Truman State University in Kirksville. He is serving in the Missouri National Guard as the company commander of the 1438th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge Company) based in Macon.

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