Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B announces promotion, transfer

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Cp. John Henry, left, and Trooper Caleb Hirner | Photos courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol

MACON, Mo. — Capt. Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, recently announced Cpl. John R. Henry is being promoted to the rank of sergeant effective Jan. 1. He will be designated zone commander of Zone 9, Marion and Ralls counties. Gottman also announced the transfer of Trooper Caleb L. Hirner from Troop B, Zone 3, to Zone 8.

Henry was appointed to the patrol on July 1, 2010. After graduating from the patrol academy, he was assigned to Troop C, Zone 5. On June 1, 2014, he transferred from Troop C to Troop B, Zone 9, serving Marion and Ralls counties. On April 1, 2020, Henry was promoted to corporal and designated the assistant zone supervisor of Zone 8, serving Marion and Ralls counties.

Henry is from South St. Louis County. He graduated from Lindbergh High School in St. Louis. He holds an associate degree in business administration from St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, and an associate degree in criminal justice from Mineral Area Community College in Park Hills.

Hirner was appointed to the patrol on Jan. 6, 2020, as a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 109th recruit class. He is a native of New London and graduated from Mark Twain High School in Center. Hirner also attended Moberly Area Community College.

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