Two promotions, one transfer announced by Troop B of Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol

MACON, Mo. — Capt. Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, recently announced two promotions and one transfer effective Feb. 1, 2022.

Cpl. Terrance B. Ritter will be promoted to sergeant and designated the zone supervisor of Zone 2, serving Macon and Shelby counties. Ritter was appointed to the patrol on Jan. 7, 2007. After graduating from the patrol’s law enforcement academy, he was assigned to Troop H, Zone 2, serving Nodaway and Worth counties. 

On Oct. 1, 2010, he transferred from Troop H to Troop B, Zone 9, serving Marion and Ralls counties. On March 1, 2013, he transferred from Zone 9 to Zone 2, serving Macon and Shelby counties. On March 1, 2017, he was promoted to corporal and designated the assistant zone supervisor of Zone 2.

Ritter is a native of Monroe City and graduated from Monroe City High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.

Cpl. Terry J. Adams will be promoted to sergeant and will remain in his present assignment as the Troop B canine officer. Adams was appointed to the patrol on Oct. 20, 2002. After graduating from the patrol’s law enforcement academy, he was assigned to Troop B, Zone 1, Macon and Shelby counties. On April 30, 2006, he transferred to Zone 11, Monroe and Randolph counties, and on February 3, 2008, he transferred to Zone 2, Macon and Shelby counties.

On Sept. 1, 2011, he was designated as the Troop B canine officer. On Jan. 1, 2013, Adams was promoted to corporal and remained Troop B’s canine officer.

Adams is a native of Monroe City and graduated from Monroe City High School. He attended Moberly Area Community College in Moberly and Hannibal LaGrange College in Hannibal.

Trooper Cole T. Hinshaw transferred from Troop B, Zone 6, Clark and Scotland counties, to Troop B, Zone 11, Randolph and Monroe counties. Hinshaw was appointed to the patrol on Aug. 3, 2020. After graduating from the patrol’s law enforcement academy, he was assigned to Troop B, Zone 6, Clark and Scotland counties. 

Hinshaw is a native of Shelbyville and graduated from North Shelby High School in Shelbyville. Prior to his appointment to the patrol, Hinshaw was employed by the Shelbina Police Department. He graduated from Vatterott College in 2005 with a degree in electrical mechanics.

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