Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B announces promotions of Gottman, Kindle to corporal

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Trooper Keegan Kindle, left, and Trooper Chad Walton | Photos courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol

MACON, Mo. — Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has promoted Trooper Chad W. Walton will be promoted to corporal and designated assistant zone supervisor of Zone 7, Knox and Lewis counties.

Walton was appointed to the patrol on Oct. 16, 2001. After graduation from the patrol academy was assigned to Troop B, Zone 7, Knox and Lewis counties. He is a native of Sikeston and graduated from Scott County Central High School. He attended Coastal Caroline Community College in Sikeston and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a military police officer for six years, achieving the rank of sergeant.

Trooper Keegan E. Kindle will be promoted to the rank of corporal and designated assistant zone supervisor of Zone 11, Randolph and Monroe Counties. Kindle was appointed to the patrol on July 1, 2015. After gradating from the patrol academy, was assigned to Troop B, Zone 10, Randolph and Monroe counties. He is a native of Macon and graduated from Macon R-1 High School. Kindle holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and psychology from Culver-Stockton College.

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