Two to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, assigned to local posts

Missouri State Highway Patrol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Col. Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has announced 19 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Thursday, Dec. 22.

The 115th recruit class reported to the academy on July 5, and the new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on Jan. 9.

Mike Kehoe, lieutenant governor of Missouri, will provide the keynote address. Director Sandra K. Karsten, Missouri Department of Public Safety, and Olson also will address the class during the graduation. Patricia Breckenridge with the Supreme Court of Missouri will administer the oath of office to the new troopers.

Four class awards will be presented during the graduation ceremony. The recruits accumulate points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 25 weeks at the academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category will earn the respective award.

Assigned to Troop B are Jorden R. Billings, of Bowling Green and Carter L. Munch of Hannibal. They will serve Linn/Chariton counties.

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