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Mon 10/20/2014 04:23 PMPatrol’s General Headquarters Over The Edge Team Raises $30K For SOMO


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, commends the Patrol’s Livin’ On The Edge team for its part in making the Special Olympics Missouri Over The Edge event a success.

Thu 10/16/2014 12:58 PMWaiver In Effect For Overweight Grain Loads Until December 14, 2014


A waiver is in effect for overweight grain loads until December 14, 2014.

Wed 10/15/2014 04:45 PMChanges Announced For Cape Girardeau And Kennett Driver Examination Stations


Effective November 3, 2014, the Cape Girardeau office hours will be extended.

Tue 10/14/2014 01:28 PM Troop E Officers To Conduct MCSAP Safety Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced that sometime during the month of October, a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project (MCSAP) will be held in Troop E.

Thu 10/2/2014 10:44 AMDriver Examination Stations Closed For Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Columbus Day, on Monday, October 13, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Fri 9/26/2014 12:15 PMStay Alert During Harvest Time!


This is the time of year crops are harvested. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to expect heavier farm machinery traffic--especially on rural highways.

Thu 9/25/2014 12:55 PM Watch For Deer!


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active this time of year, and to please be especially vigilant during evening and early dawn hours.

Thu 9/25/2014 08:47 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Trooper Chad C. Clark was promoted to the rank of corporal, and will remain in his present assignment within the Aircraft Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Wed 9/24/2014 10:56 AMPatrol Invites Public To Provide Feedback


Colonel Ronald Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites the public to take part in a public opinion survey.

Fri 9/19/2014 10:31 AM Motorcycle Skills Test Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process will be temporarily suspended at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station on October 3, 2014, due to another event at the site.

Wed 9/17/2014 11:25 AMOctober Is Crime Prevention Month!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Crime Prevention Council in observing October 2014 as National Crime Prevention Month. It is always smart to keep safety in mind, no matter where you are.

Wed 9/10/2014 10:11 AMFall Brings Changing Weather And Possible Flash Flooding


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public that fall rains and changing weather patterns can result in driving hazards for motorists.

Mon 9/8/2014 02:58 PMTroop E To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint And DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of September, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operation.

Mon 9/8/2014 01:49 PMStatement From Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, Superintendent Of The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Regarding The Brandon Ellingson Drowning


Statement From Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, Superintendent Of The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Regarding The Brandon Ellingson Drowning

Wed 9/3/2014 08:19 AMNational Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014).

Tue 9/2/2014 09:26 AMMSHP Releases Labor Day Holiday Statistics


Three people died in traffic crashes during the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend. There were no boating fatalities during the 2014 Labor day holiday.

Fri 8/29/2014 03:40 PMAnnouncement of Troop E Promotions


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the promotions of two Troop E officers. The promotions will be effective September 1, 2014.

Fri 8/29/2014 09:39 AM Patrol Provides Synopsis Of Some New Laws, Which Went Into Effect August 28, 2014


The Missouri General Assembly recently enacted new legislation. Governor Jay Nixon has signed the legislation into law. Some of the laws contained an emergency clause, which went into effect upon the signing; others go into effect August 28, 2014. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of several of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education. To read a bill in its entirety, click on the bill's number and a link will take you to the legislation.

Mon 8/18/2014 01:34 PMColonel Replogle Announces September 1, 2014 promotions


Lieutenant Rex M. Scism will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Research & Development Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. Lieutenant Robert F. Wolf will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Governor’s Security Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Fri 8/15/2014 02:30 PMCaptain Michael V. Meyer Retires September 1, 2014


Captain Michael V. Meyer, director of the Governor's Security Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, is retiring effective September 1, 2014, after 33 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri.

Fri 8/15/2014 02:21 PMCapt. Timothy G. Baysinger Retires September 1, 2014


Captain Timothy G. Baysinger, director of the Research and Development Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, is retiring effective September 1, 2014, after 36 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri.

Fri 8/15/2014 02:19 PM Lt. Sid Conklin Retires September 1, 2014


Lieutenant Sid Conklin, assistant director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, is retiring effective September 1, 2014, after over 34 years of dedicated service in Missouri law enforcement.

Fri 8/15/2014 08:36 AMPatrol: Make Safety Part Of Your Labor Day Weekend Plans


Colonel Ronald Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make safety part of their Labor Day weekend.

Thu 8/14/2014 08:25 AM The Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers.

Mon 8/11/2014 08:53 AMWatch For Students, School Starts Soon


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools throughout the state are starting their 2014-2015 school year. Young people will be walking, biking, and driving to school.

Thu 8/7/2014 01:43 PM Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy Welcomed 99th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 44 people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on July 1, 2014, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper.

Tue 8/5/2014 10:53 AM August Enforcement Projects in Troop E Announced


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of August 2014, Troop E officers will conduct two sobriety checkpoints.

Tue 8/5/2014 10:52 AM MSHP Releases Drive To Save Lives PSAs


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that public service announcements for the ‘Drive To Zero Highway Deaths’ campaign are now available.

Mon 7/21/2014 03:27 PMSgt. Michael D. Hargus Promoted To Lieutenant


Sergeant Michael D. Hargus is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Aircraft Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Tue 7/15/2014 02:32 PM Highway Patrol To Conduct Community Alliance Program In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Community Alliance Program at the Troop E Headquarters, beginning Tuesday, September 16, 2014, and concluding with an awards banquet on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Tue 7/8/2014 08:36 AMColonel Replogle Announces August 1, 2014 Promotion


Lieutenant Paul D. Kerperin will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Patrol Records Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. He is a 19-year veteran of the Patrol.

Mon 7/7/2014 03:29 PMCaptain Bradley W. Jones Retires August 1, 2014.


Captain Bradley W. Jones, director of the Traffic Records Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, is retiring effective August 1, 2014, after 35 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri.

Mon 7/7/2014 01:10 PMCaptain Ridens Announces The Promotion Of Trooper Richard L. Ayers


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the promotion of Trooper Richard L. Ayers to the rank of corporal, which was effective July 1, 2014.

Mon 7/7/2014 12:33 PMMissouri Sees Fewer Traffic Deaths; Increase In Deaths On The Water


Six people died in traffic crashes, three people died in boating crashes, and three people drowned during the 2014 July Fourth holiday counting period.

Mon 6/30/2014 02:55 PMResults Of Missouri State Highway Patrol's Participation In Operation Dry Water— National Crackdown On Impaired Boaters


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of enforcement efforts to detect impaired boat operators in conjunction with the national “Operation Dry Water” campaign.

Mon 6/30/2014 11:45 AMNew Troopers Assigned To Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the assignment of five new troopers to Southeast Missouri.

Mon 6/30/2014 10:40 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Sergeant Brian L. Daniel is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant and transferred to the Field Operations Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, effective July 1, 2014. He is a 16-year veteran of the Patrol.

Fri 6/27/2014 03:47 PMDriver Examination Stations Closed For Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of July Fourth Holiday, on Friday, July 4, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Monday, July 7, 2014.

Fri 6/27/2014 11:54 AM Missouri State Highway Patrol Commissions 34 New Troopers


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to announce that the Missouri State Highway Patrol commissioned 34 new troopers today in a ceremony on the south lawn of the Missouri State Capitol.

Wed 6/25/2014 11:00 AMColonel Ron Replogle Congratulates Lt. Corey J. Schoeneberg


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri state Highway patrol, is proud to announce Lt. Corey J. Schoeneberg recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, VA.

Tue 6/24/2014 11:33 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces July 1 Promotion


Effective July 1, 2014, Sergeant Steven V. Wilhoit will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Division of Drug & Crime Control, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. He is an 18-year veteran of the Patrol.


Tue 6/24/2014 09:46 AM Make Safety Part Of Your Summer Fun


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that thus far, June 2014 has included 10 drownings in Missouri. Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Patrol, urges everyone to make safety a top priority as they enjoy Missouri’s variety of rivers and lakes.

Tue 6/24/2014 09:28 AM Missouri State Highway Patrol To Commission 98th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 34 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will graduate from the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Mon 6/23/2014 03:10 PM Troop E Announces Hazardous Moving Operation And DWI Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of July 2014, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Mon 6/23/2014 03:05 PM Troop E Prepares For Independence Day Holiday Travel


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Thursday, July 3, and on Sunday, July, 6, 2014, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area.

Tue 6/17/2014 04:55 PMChanges Announced For Cape Girardeau Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process has been temporarily suspended on Thursdays at the Cape Girardeau Driver Examination Station until November 2014, due to another event at the site.

Tue 6/17/2014 11:32 AM Colonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Lieutenant Eric T. Olson is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop A, Lee's Summit, MO.

Tue 6/17/2014 07:58 AMHave A Safe July Fourth Weekend!


The 2014 counting period for the July Fourth holiday will be from 6 p.m., Thursday, July 3, to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 6. This year's counting period will span 78 hours.

Mon 6/16/2014 09:10 AM Captain Robert L. Powell To Retire September 1, 2014


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain Robert L. Powell, Troop A, after over 35 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri. His retirement is effective September 1, 2014.

Fri 6/13/2014 08:57 AM Highway Patrol Joins National Effort—Operation Dry Water—To Crack Down On Impaired Boaters


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol's participation in Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign in which marine law enforcement officers from across the country coordinate special patrols during the last weekend in June to achieve a high visibility of boating under the influence enforcement.

Mon 6/9/2014 03:48 PMTroop E Announces Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Butler County on June 7, 2014.

Tue 6/3/2014 04:04 PMPatrol Announces Results Of 2014 Annual School Bus Inspection Program


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division's 2014 annual school bus inspection program.

Wed 5/28/2014 02:09 PMTroop E Announces Memorial Day Holiday Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Memorial Day holiday traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Tue 5/27/2014 11:12 AMEight People Died In Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Crashes--None Of Them Were Wearing Seat Belt


Eight people died in traffic crashes over the 2014 Memorial Day weekend.The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 295 traffic crashes which included 130 injuries and the eight fatalities. Troopers also arrested 146 people for driving while intoxicated.

Tue 5/20/2014 10:58 AMDriver Examination Stations Closed For Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, on Monday, May 26, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Wed 5/14/2014 03:53 PMTroop E To Conduct Memorial Day Weekend Enforcement Operations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Troop E will once again be participating in Memorial Day weekend enforcement operations.

Wed 5/14/2014 03:52 PM Troop E To Conduct Hazardous Moving And DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of June 2014, Troop E officers will conduct a hazardous moving vehicle operation, and a DWI saturation operation.

Wed 5/14/2014 03:50 PMCaptain Ridens Announces Promotion Of Trooper Andrew F. Cheaney


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the promotion of Trooper Andrew F. Cheaney.

Wed 5/14/2014 08:21 AMHave A Safe Memorial Day Weekend!


The Memorial Day weekend is approaching and with it an opportunity for everyone to enjoy visiting family or friends, going to one of Missouri’s lakes, or taking part in other recreation opportunities in our state. No matter what your plan is, the Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to think about safety first.

Mon 5/12/2014 02:24 PMTroop E: The Reality Of 500 Fewer Fatalities


Fatalities are final ... irreversible ... forever. Over the past several years, Missouri has experienced a decrease in traffic fatalities. In 2006, 1,257 people died in traffic crashes, where in 2013, 757 people died in traffic crashes.

Mon 5/12/2014 07:56 AMLt. James W. Remillard Promoted To Captain


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective June 1, 2014: Lieutenant James W. Remillard is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop I, Rolla, MO.

Fri 5/9/2014 08:04 AM Captain Lee Ann H. Kenley Retires June 1, 2014.


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that Captain Lee Ann H. Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I, Rolla, MO, is retiring effective June 1, 2014.

Wed 5/7/2014 05:01 PM 23 Patrol Employees Honored At Annual Awards Ceremony


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to congratulate the 23 employees honored at the Patrol's annual awards and The MASTERS banquet recently.

Fri 5/2/2014 11:41 AMCape Girardeau Driver Examination Station To Close Temporarily


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that due to building renovations, the Cape Girardeau Driver Examination Station will be closed on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Fri 5/2/2014 10:39 AMNational Safe Boating Week Is May 17-23, 2014


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 17-23, 2014.

Tue 4/29/2014 01:39 PMMissouri State Highway Patrol Provides Safety Tips For Severe Weather


Spring has arrived, and along with it, varying temperatures and weather patterns resulting in thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornados.

Mon 4/28/2014 03:56 PMTroop E Announces Hazardous Moving Operation And DWI Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of May 2014, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Mon 4/28/2014 02:44 PMMay Is Motorcycle Safety Month


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of Motorcycle Safety Month.

Fri 4/25/2014 03:05 PMMay Is Bicycle Safety Month!


More and more bicycles will be sharing the road with motorists in the coming weeks. May is Bicycle Safety Month, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages motorists and bicyclists to share the road.

Wed 4/23/2014 01:44 PMTroop E To Participate In Operation Lifesaver


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces on April 28-29, 2014, Troop E officers will be working with Missouri Operation Lifesaver volunteers in Butler and Scott counties to raise the awareness level for railroad crossing safety and trespass prevention.

Tue 4/8/2014 12:58 PM Troop E Officers To Participate In Youth Alcohol Enforcement Mobilization


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E Poplar Bluff, announces from May 1, 2014, through May 12, 2014, Troop E officers will be joining other Missouri law enforcement agencies during the Youth Alcohol Mobilization.

Mon 4/7/2014 02:26 PMMotorcycle Skills Test Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process has been temporarily suspended at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station through April 20, 2014, due to another event at the site.

Thu 4/3/2014 09:34 AMMissouri State Highway Patrol: Spring Brings Varying Temperatures, Flooding, Hazards For Motorists & Boaters


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public that spring brings varying temperatures and weather patterns, which can bring challenges for motorists and boaters.

Mon 3/31/2014 11:36 AMTroop E Officers To Conduct MCSAP Safety Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced that sometime during the month of April, a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project (MCSAP) will be held in Troop E.

Thu 3/20/2014 11:35 AM Patrol Joins IACP "Drive To Save Lives" Campaign


On March 20, 2014, Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol pledged his organization's participation in the "Drive To Save Lives" campaign at a kick-off press conference held in conjunction with the International Association of Chiefs of Police mid-year conference in New Orleans, LA.

Wed 3/19/2014 03:05 PM Results Of Troop E DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a DWI saturation conducted in Troop E, beginning at 11 p.m. on March 15, 2014, and ending at 3 a.m. on March 16, 2014.

Wed 3/19/2014 01:10 PMTroop E Announces Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Butler County on March14, 2014.

Fri 3/14/2014 08:32 AMTrivia Night To Benefit Special Olympics Missouri


Twenty-three Patrol employees have formed an "Over The Edge" team to benefit Special Olympics Missouri. The team is hosting a trivia night open to the public.

Fri 3/14/2014 08:25 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Lieutenant James E. McDonald is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, MO.

Fri 3/14/2014 08:18 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Captain Duane L. Robinson is being promoted to the rank of major and transferring to General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, where he will serve as the commander of the Support Service Bureau.

Fri 3/14/2014 08:13 AM Major Dale A. Schmidt Retires


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Major Dale A. Schmidt, Q/SSB, after over 34 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri. His retirement is effective April 1, 2014.

Thu 3/13/2014 10:31 AMPublic Invited To Get Ready, Get Set, Go! 5K


Missouri State Highway Patrol employees are sponsoring a 5K event to benefit Special Olympics Missouri. The public is welcome to take part.

Mon 3/10/2014 01:42 PMThe Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Candidates For Its 100th Recruit Class


The nationally accredited Missouri State Highway Patrol, one of the most recognized and respected law enforcement agencies in the nation, is accepting candidates for the 100th Recruit Class.

Fri 2/28/2014 12:21 PMMotorists Urged To Be Aware Of Weather Forecast


This weekend's forecast indicates the possibility of winter weather throughout the state. The winter advisory includes most of the state and indicates snow, sleet, or ice depending on where you live.

Wed 2/19/2014 12:43 PMTroop E To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint And DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of March, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operation.

Thu 2/13/2014 08:16 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective March 1, 2014:
Lieutenant Mark G. Inman is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop G, Willow Springs, MO.

Thu 2/13/2014 08:08 AM Captain Dwayne F. Isringhausen Retires


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain Dwayne F. Isringhausen, Troop G, after over 35 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri. His retirement is effective March 1, 2014.

Tue 2/11/2014 09:38 AMMissouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy Welcomes 98th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 39 people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on January 2, 2014, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper.

Fri 2/7/2014 09:59 AMTroop E Officers To Conduct Hazardous Moving Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that sometime during the month of February 2014, Troop E officers will conduct a hazardous moving vehicle operation throughout the Troop E area.

Fri 2/7/2014 07:59 AMCrashes Higher During Recent Hazardous Weather Conditions


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, urges the public to remain aware of the hazards associated with current weather conditions.

Wed 2/5/2014 12:36 PMDriver Examination Stations Closed For Holidays


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays.

Mon 2/3/2014 02:03 PMWinter Weather Calls For Caution When Driving


The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during inclement weather.

Wed 1/15/2014 08:10 AM Colonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective February 1, 2014: Captain Timothy McDonald is being promoted to the rank of major and will remain in his current position assigned to the superintendent's office serving as chief of staff, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Wed 1/15/2014 08:00 AMMajor Thomas E. Roam Retires


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Major Thomas E. Roam, Q/WPD, after 33 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri. His retirement is effective February 1, 2014.


Mon 1/13/2014 10:23 AM2014 National Amber Alert Day


Each year on January 13, Missouri, as well as the rest of the country, honors the importance of Amber Alerts on National Amber Alert Day. This year will mark the 18th anniversary of the creation of the Amber Alert System.

Wed 1/8/2014 01:48 PMMotorcycle Skills Testing Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process will not take place at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station on January 24, 2014, due to another event at the site.

Wed 1/8/2014 11:46 AM Patrol Addresses Cold Weather Water Safety


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, urges everyone to be especially careful and aware around the state's many bodies of water during the cold weather months.

Mon 1/6/2014 10:25 AM Missouri State Highway Patrol Stresses Dangers Of Hazardous Weather Conditions


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, urges the public to remain aware of the hazards associated with current weather conditions.

Mon 1/6/2014 09:05 AMTroop E Officers To Conduct Hazardous Moving Operation



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that sometime during the month of January 2014, Troop E officers will conduct a hazardous moving vehicle operation throughout the Troop E area.

Mon 1/6/2014 07:55 AMPatrol Asks For Assistance In Arson Investigation


On January 1, 2013, at the Crop Production Services facility in Portageville, Missouri, a fire was intentionally set. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating the fire.

Fri 1/3/2014 07:43 AM Driver Examination Stations Closed On Martin Luther King Jr. Day


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to inform the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Thu 1/2/2014 11:55 AMMissouri Experiences Significant Reduction In Traffic Deaths


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to announce Missouri has experienced a strong reduction in traffic fatalities since 2005.

Thu 1/2/2014 08:34 AM Patrol Reports Zero Fatalities During New Year's Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that there were zero fatalities during the New Year's holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

Thu 12/26/2013 09:03 AM Announcement Of Troop E Promotions


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the promotions of two Troop E officers. The promotions are effective January 1, 2014.

Thu 12/26/2013 08:29 AMPatrol Reports One Fatality During Christmas Holiday Traffic Crash Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports one person died during the Christmas holiday counting period--from 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2013 to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, December 25, 2013.

Fri 12/20/2013 12:15 PMNew Troopers Assigned To Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the assignment of four new troopers to Southeast Missouri.

Fri 12/20/2013 10:59 AMPatrol Commissions 97th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 30 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, December 20, 2013, in Jefferson City, MO.

Thu 12/19/2013 12:23 PMDriver Examination Stations Closed On New Year’s Day


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014.


Thu 12/19/2013 10:10 AMFreezing Rain, Ice Will Make Driving Hazardous


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, urges motorists to be aware that rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, and some snow are all part of the weather forecast for the next several days.

Wed 12/18/2013 03:06 PMCaruthersville Driver Examination Station To Be Closed On December 24, 2013


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that driver examinations will not be given in Caruthersville, MO, on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, as the testing facility will be closed.

Tue 12/17/2013 04:31 PMTroop E Announces Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Butler County on December 14, 2013.

Mon 12/16/2013 09:02 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Sergeant Dusty L. Hoffman is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Research and Development Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Fri 12/13/2013 08:45 AMMake Sure Your New Year Begins Safely!


A new year is fast approaching. Many Missourians will welcome 2014 with a special gathering. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. A traffic crash would be an unfortunate way to begin 2014.

Tue 12/10/2013 08:19 AMDriver Examination Stations Closed On Christmas Day


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Christmas on Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

Thu 12/5/2013 10:35 AM Have A Safe Christmas Holiday!


Have you and your family members finished their wish list for the holiday? Is safe, crash free travel on those lists?

Wed 12/4/2013 12:54 PM Troop E Cautions Motorists: Winter Storm Forecasted


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, reminds motorist to adjust their driving habits to the winter season.

Tue 12/3/2013 02:13 PMForecast Calling For Winter Weather: Drive With Caution


In several areas of the state, the forecast is calling for winter weather to arrive later this week. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during inclement weather.

Mon 12/2/2013 11:22 AMTroop E Announces Thanksgiving Holiday & 20-Mile Trooper Enforcement Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Thanksgiving holiday and 20-Mile Trooper enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Mon 12/2/2013 10:55 AMTroop E Officers To Participate In Statewide Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Troop E officers will be participating in the statewide 2013 Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign in an effort to stop people from driving impaired this holiday season.

Mon 12/2/2013 09:52 AMEight Fatalities Over 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2013.

Tue 11/12/2013 12:45 PM Troop E Announces Hazardous Moving Operation And DWI Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of December 2013, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Tue 11/12/2013 12:44 PMTroop E Announces Results Of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the results of a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program SAFETE operation, which is an enforcement program focusing on commercial motor vehicle violations.

Tue 11/12/2013 12:35 PMTroop E Prepares For Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Wednesday, November 27, and on Sunday, December 1, 2013, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area.

Tue 11/12/2013 08:59 AMPlease Drive Safely During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that many Missourians will travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. This will change traffic patterns and requires everyone to be a courteous, safe driver.

Wed 10/30/2013 02:16 PM Colonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion Of Lt. David E. Earney


Lieutenant David E. Earney is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.


Wed 10/30/2013 10:07 AM 2014 National Missing Children’s Poster Contest


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites Missouri's schools to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

Thu 10/24/2013 11:00 AMSchool Bus Safety Emphasized


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that school is in session. Every week day across the state, our young people are traveling to and from school.

Wed 10/23/2013 10:05 AMCharleston, MO, Driver Examination Site Change


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E Poplar Bluff, announces that effective Wednesday, November 6, 2013, driver examinations in Charleston, MO, will move to a new location.

Wed 10/23/2013 08:55 AMTroop E Officers To Conduct MCSAP Safety Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced that sometime during the month of October, a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project (MCSAP) will be held in Troop E.

Fri 10/11/2013 11:13 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotions


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces promotions effective November 1, 2013. Lieutenant Norman A. Murphy is being promoted to the rank of captain; Sergeant Dorothy E. Taylor is being promoted to lieutenant.

Thu 10/10/2013 10:12 AMColonel Ron Replogle Extends Appreciation To Those Donating Blood In Memory Of Cpl. Michael W. Webster


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, extends his appreciation to those who donated blood as part of the Patrol’s 20th Annual Corporal Michael E. Webster Memorial Blood Drive.

Tue 10/8/2013 10:10 AMCaptain Londell Jamerson Retires


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain Londell Jamerson, Q/CVED, after 32 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri. His retirement is effective November 1, 2013.

Tue 10/1/2013 01:20 PMOperation Safe Driver Scheduled For October 20-26, 2013


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol will take part in Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver during the week of October 20-26, 2013.

Mon 9/30/2013 04:22 PMTroop E To Host Blood Drive


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, wishes to invite the public to participate in the "Red Cross, Troop E Corporal Michael E. Webster Blood Drive" on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

Mon 9/30/2013 12:31 PMDrive Carefully--Deer More Active This Time Of Year


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active this time of year, and to please be especially vigilant during evening and early dawn hours.

Fri 9/20/2013 02:06 PMDriver Examination Stations Close For Meeting


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the Kennett and Piedmont driver examination stations will be closed on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, for an administrative meeting.

Fri 9/20/2013 08:22 AMStay Alert During Harvest Time!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that this is the time of year when crops are harvested. Thus, drivers should expect heavier farm machinery traffic--especially on rural highways.

Thu 9/12/2013 01:45 PMOctober Is Crime Prevention Month!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Crime Prevention Council in observing October 2013 as National Crime Prevention Month.

Fri 9/6/2013 09:06 AM National Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21, 2013).

Thu 9/5/2013 10:03 AM Sgt. William R. Lowry Retires


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following retirement effective September 1, 2013: Sergeant William R. Lowry, Q/RDD, retired after almost 38 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri.

Tue 9/3/2013 10:26 AMMSHP Releases Labor Day Holiday Statistics


Seven people died in traffic crashes during the 2013 Labor Day holiday weekend. There were zero boating fatalities over the 2013 Labor Day holiday.

Wed 8/28/2013 03:49 PM Patrol Invites Media To Share "Constitution Project" PSA


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites members of the media to share a public service announcement about the Constitution Project.

Fri 8/23/2013 12:13 PM Correction To SB 75 Verbiage


A correction was made to a previous news release regarding new laws in 2013 in the section regarding Senate Bill 75 (Section 571.101 RSMo.). The correction addresses the number of days allowed for the completion of a background check (in bold/underlined for your convenience).

Thu 8/22/2013 10:37 PMBody Of Missing Child Identified


At approximately 1:50 p.m., on Wednesday August 21, a body was located by law enforcement officers in a wooded area southeast of Golden City, in rural Dade County, near the Barton County Line.

Thu 8/22/2013 08:22 AM Patrol Provides Synopsis Of Some New Laws, Which Go Into Effect August 28, 2013


The Missouri General Assembly recently enacted new legislation affecting vehicle operation, emergency workers, sexual offenses, child abuse and neglect, and firearms. Governor Jay Nixon has signed the legislation into law.

Mon 8/19/2013 03:56 PMPatrol: Make Safety Part Of Your Labor Day Weekend Plans


Colonel Ronald Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make safety part of their Labor Day weekend.

Mon 8/12/2013 11:34 AM Colonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Sergeant Edward J. Aylward will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Gaming Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. He will oversee Eastern District enforcement operations.

Mon 8/12/2013 08:43 AMCaptain Ron L. Walker Retires September 1, 2013


Captain Ron L. Walker, assistant commander, Field Operations Bureau, General Headquarters, will retire effective September 1, 2013, after 35 years of dedicated service to the citizens of this state.

Sun 8/11/2013 12:34 PMBrian James Adkison escapes from the Caldwell County Detention Center at Kingston, Missouri.


On August 10, 2013, at 2325 hours, Brian James Adkison escaped from the Caldwell County Detention Center at Kingston, Missouri. At the time of his escape, he was barefoot and wearing white boxer shorts. Adkison is described as a 23 year-old white male, with brown hair and eyes, 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds. The subject left the jail on foot in an unknown direction.

Thu 8/8/2013 08:52 AM Troop E Prepares For Labor Day Holiday Travel


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Friday, August 30, and on Monday, September 2, 2013, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area.

Wed 8/7/2013 03:51 PMPulaski County Flood Media Briefing Information


At approximately 4:30 p.m., August 7, 2013, a briefing for members of the media will be held at the Pulaski County Ambulance District, which is located on Ousley Road in Waynesville, MO.

Wed 8/7/2013 09:32 AMPulaski County Flood Media Briefing Information


At approximately 11 a.m., August 7, 2013, a briefing for members of the media will be held at the Pulaski County Ambulance District, which is located on Ousley Road in Waynesville, MO.


Wed 8/7/2013 09:00 AMMissouri State Highway Patrol Reminds Public About Flooding Dangers


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public that flooding continues to affect safety on both the waterways and roadways.

Wed 8/7/2013 08:57 AMWatch For Students, School Starts Soon


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools throughout the state are starting their 2013-2014 school year. Young people will be walking, biking, and driving to school.

Wed 8/7/2013 08:15 AM I-44 Closed At 172-Mile Marker In Phelps County


Captain Lee Ann H. Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I Headquarters, Rolla, informs the public that due to high water at the 172-mile marker on Interstate 44, both eastbound and westbound lanes are closed until further notice.

Tue 8/6/2013 04:26 PMCDL Testing Affected By Change In State Law, Federal Regulations To Take Effect August 28, 2013


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of a change in state law and federal motor carrier safety regulations that applies to commercial vehicle driver’s licenses.

Thu 8/1/2013 12:53 PMCaptain Ridens Announces Promotions


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the following promotions.

Wed 7/31/2013 07:34 AMHighway Patrol To Conduct Community Alliance Program In Troop E



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Community Alliance Program at the Troop E Headquarters, beginning Monday, September 23, 2013, and concluding with an awards banquet on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Mon 7/22/2013 09:51 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Sergeant Philip W. Morrison is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Human Resources Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Mon 7/15/2013 11:00 AMNew Troopers Assigned To Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the assignment of five new troopers to Southeast Missouri.

Mon 7/15/2013 08:20 AMMissouri Experiences Significant Reduction In Traffic Deaths


In spite of the high number of fatalities over the deadly July Fourth 2013 holiday, the year-to-date statewide statistics are lower than last year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is pleased to announce Missouri has experienced a 16 percent decrease in fatalities this year compared to 2012.

Fri 7/12/2013 12:00 PM Patrol Announces Sobriety Checkpoint In St. Louis County


Captain Ronald S. Johnson, commanding officer of Troop C, Weldon Spring, announces that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in St. Louis County sometime in the month of July 2013.

Fri 7/12/2013 11:14 AM Missouri State Highway Patrol Commissions 38 New Troopers


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 38 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, July 12, 2013, in Jefferson City, MO.

Tue 7/9/2013 03:52 PMPatrol To Commission 96th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 38 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, July 12, 2013, in Jefferson City, MO.

Mon 7/8/2013 12:30 PMJuly Fourth Fatalities


Seventeen people died in traffic crashes during the 2013 July Fourth holiday counting period. There were zero boating fatalities over the 2013 July Fourth counting period. Three people apparently drowned on Missouri waterways.

Mon 7/1/2013 02:51 PMResults Of Missouri State Highway Patrol's Participation In Operation Dry Water— National Crackdown On Impaired Boaters


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of enforcement efforts to detect impaired boat operators in conjunction with the national “Operation Dry Water” campaign.

Mon 7/1/2013 01:51 PMThe Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri.

Mon 6/24/2013 02:40 PMTroop E Announces Hazardous Moving Operation And DWI Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the months of July and August 2013, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Mon 6/24/2013 02:38 PM Troop E Announces Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Butler County on June 22, 2013.

Mon 6/24/2013 02:37 PMMotorcycle Skills Test Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process will be temporarily suspended at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station Monday, July 1, 2013 through Friday, July 12, 2013, due to another event at the site.

Mon 6/24/2013 09:00 AMLt. David R. Shaul Retires


Lieutenant David R. Shaul, assistant director of the Training Division, retires effective July 1, 2013, after 33 years of dedicated service.

Thu 6/20/2013 01:07 PMTroop E Announces Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Butler County on June 15, 2013.

Thu 6/20/2013 11:29 AMTroop E Officers To Conduct MCSAP Safety Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project (MCSAP) will be held in Troop E on June 27, 2013.

Thu 6/20/2013 11:27 AMTroop E Prepares For Independence Day Holiday Travel


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Wednesday, July 3, and on Sunday, July, 7, 2013, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area.

Mon 6/17/2013 07:49 AMHave A Safe July Fourth Weekend!


Whether your plans will take place on land or on the water, Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming July Fourth holiday.

Fri 6/14/2013 08:48 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Transfers Effective July 1, 2013


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces several transfers effective July 1, 2013.

Tue 6/11/2013 11:37 AMTroop E Officers To Conduct MCSAP Safety Operation In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project (MCSAP) will be held in Cape Girardeau County on June 12, 2013.

Mon 6/10/2013 10:28 AMPatrol Announces Results Of 2013 Annual School Bus Inspection Program


A total of 11,890 school buses were inspected between the dates of February 4 and April 30, 2013. Inspectors approved 88.3% of all buses during their initial inspection.

Mon 6/10/2013 09:54 AMHighway Patrol Set To Participate In National Effort—Operation Dry Water—To Crack Down On Impaired Boaters


Operation Dry Water is a national campaign in which marine law enforcement officers from across the country coordinate special patrols during the last weekend in June to achieve a high visibility of boating under the influence enforcement.

Fri 5/31/2013 02:27 PMCaptain Ridens Announces The Promotion Of Trooper Clark D. Parrott


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the promotion of Trooper Clark D. Parrott to the rank of corporal.

Tue 5/28/2013 10:25 AMFive Traffic Crash Deaths, One Boating Fatality, & No Drownings Over Memorial Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 274 traffic crashes which included 119 injuries and the five fatalities. Troopers also arrested 129 people for driving while intoxicated. There was one boating fatality over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend. Troopers investigated seven boating crashes involving two injuries. There were no drownings. Troopers also arrested 18 people for boating while intoxicated over the holiday weekend.

Fri 5/24/2013 08:42 AMPublic Invited To Get Ready, Get Set, Go! 5K


General Headquarters employees are sponsoring the "Get Ready, Get Set, Go!" 5K. The event will take place June 22, 2013, at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, 500 Airport Road, Jefferson City, with registration at 8 a.m. and the run starting at 9 a.m.

Tue 5/14/2013 08:34 AM Have A Safe Memorial Day!


The first summer holiday weekend will soon be here! Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity for Missourians to enjoy the many recreational possibilities in this great state.

Mon 5/13/2013 12:29 PMTroop E Announces Hazardous Moving Operation And DWI Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of June 2013, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Mon 5/13/2013 12:00 PM Troop E Prepares For Memorial Day Holiday Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Friday, May 24, and on Monday, May 27, 2013, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area.

Mon 5/13/2013 11:58 AMTroop E Announces Results Of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the results of a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program SAFETE operation, which is an enforcement program focusing on commercial motor vehicle violations.

Mon 5/13/2013 08:59 AMNational Missing Children’s Day


Every year on May 25, Missourians are asked to remember the children who stare back from the posters of the missing. These are the faces of children who have been stolen from their families, run away from their families, or have been abandoned by their families.

Tue 5/7/2013 02:24 PMMotorcycle Skills Test Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process has been suspended for the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station until June 3, 2013.

Fri 5/3/2013 08:40 AM National Safe Boating Week Is May 18-24, 2013


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 18-24, 2013.

Fri 5/3/2013 08:38 AM May Is Motorcycle Safety Month


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of Motorcycle Safety Month.

Tue 4/30/2013 02:26 PMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Sergeant Leslie D. Thurston is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Information & Communications Technology Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Fri 4/19/2013 04:49 PMVideo Available of Patrol Helicopter Team Rescue From Rising Flood Waters


Video taken during yesterday's helicopter team rescue of turkey hunters trapped by flood waters is available online.

Thu 4/18/2013 09:53 PMPatrol Helicopter Team Rescues Two From Rising Flood Waters


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced today that troopers using the Patrol’s helicopter equipped with a short haul rescue line rescued two turkey hunters who became stranded by rising flood waters in Texas County.

Wed 4/17/2013 02:24 PMMay Is Bicycle Safety Month!


May is bicycle safety month, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages motorists and bicyclists to share the road. Thus, the Patrol is providing a synopsis of Missouri laws related to riding a bicycle.

Wed 4/17/2013 02:22 PMMCSAP Safety Truck Check To Be Held In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project (MCSAP) will be held in Cape Girardeau County on May 1, 2013.

Mon 4/15/2013 09:38 AMPatrol Honors 10 Employees At Annual Ceremony


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, congratulates the 10 employees honored at the Patrol’s annual awards and The MASTERS banquet on April 13, 2013.

Mon 4/15/2013 08:31 AM Colonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion Effective May 1, 2013


Lieutenant Vernon C. Dougan will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Information & Communications Technology Division at General Headquarters in Jefferson City.

Mon 4/15/2013 08:29 AMCaptain Kim E. Hull Retires May 1, 2013


Captain Kim E. Hull, director of the Information & Communications Technology Division, will retire effective May 1, 2013, after 34 years of dedicated service to the citizens of this state.


Mon 4/15/2013 08:05 AMMissouri State Highway Patrol Continually Strives To Increase Diversity Among Its Ranks


In order to find qualified applicants, the Patrol has recently attended recruiting events at military installations and at historically black colleges and universities in Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

Wed 4/10/2013 04:20 PMMotorcycle Skills Test Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process has been temporarily suspended at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station through April 19, 2013, due to another event at the site.

Tue 4/9/2013 12:01 PM Troop E Officers To Conduct Alcohol Enforcement Projects In The Months Of April And May


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Troop E officers will be participating in alcohol enforcement projects during the months of April and May 2013.

Mon 4/8/2013 11:36 AMMotorcoach Safety Inspections


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins U.S. DOT and FMCSA to improve safety culture in the motorcoach industry and educate the public in safe travel.

Mon 4/8/2013 08:40 AM Patrol Announces New Safety Video "Gone Too Soon"


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces a new traffic safety program for teenage and adult drivers entitled, “Gone Too Soon."

Tue 4/2/2013 09:25 AMSpring Is Here!


Spring has arrived, and along with it, varying temperatures and weather patterns. These changes can cause problems for drivers.

Thu 3/28/2013 11:47 AMTroop E Officers To Step Up Selt Belt Enforcement On April 15, 2013


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces on April 15, 2013, Troop E officers will be joining statewide efforts with other law enforcement agencies for an aggressive "Click It Or Ticket" mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up -- and save more lives.

Mon 3/18/2013 11:41 AMTroop E Announces Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint And DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Butler County on March, 16, 2013, and a DWI saturation conducted throughout the Troop E area on March 17, 2013.

Thu 3/7/2013 04:05 PMTroop E To Offer Certified Boater Safety Class


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces two boating safety certification courses will be offered to the public.

Tue 3/5/2013 07:35 AM Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On March 3, 2013, at approximately 10:15 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2004 Volvo conventional truck and trailer for a traffic violation.


Thu 2/28/2013 08:09 AMRadiation Monitor Installed At Weigh Station On Interstate 44 In Joplin, MO


An Advanced Spectroscopic Portal radiation monitor has been installed at the D4-East weigh station, which is located on Interstate 44 in Joplin, MO. This monitor has the ability to detect and identify radiation.

Mon 2/25/2013 01:43 PMWinter Storm Serves As A Reminder: Driving With Caution


The late February snows are a reminder for drivers to make adjustments. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during inclement weather.

Fri 2/22/2013 10:30 AMPatrol Asks For Assistance In Arson Investigation


n January 1, 2013, at the Crop Production Services facility in Portageville, Missouri, a fire was intentionally set.

Wed 2/20/2013 01:53 PMTroop E To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint And DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of March 2013, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operation.

Tue 2/19/2013 02:37 PMMissouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy Welcomes 96th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 44 people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on January 16, 2013, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper.

Fri 2/15/2013 08:09 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces March 1, 2013 Promotion


Lieutenant David A. Hall will be promoted to the rank of captain and remain in his current assignment as director of the Missouri Information Analysis Center.

Wed 2/13/2013 02:55 PMMarch Motor Vehicle Inspector Test Canceled In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, would like to inform the public that the motor vehicle inspector test scheduled for March 26, 2013 is being canceled.

Thu 2/7/2013 10:29 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces February 1 Promotion


Colonel Ron Replogle announces the following promotion, which was effective February 1, 2013: Sergeant Kevin C. Kelley has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Thu 2/7/2013 09:41 AMColonel Ron Replogle announces promotions effective January 1, 2013.


Corporal Danielle E. Heil, Q/DDCC, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. She will remain in her current assignment within the Division of Drug and Crime Control, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. Corporal David H. Mease, Q/DDCC, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He will remain in his current assignment within the Division of Drug and Crime Control, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Fri 2/1/2013 10:38 AM MSHP, NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards Emphasize Seat Belt Safety


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to inform the media a new public service announcement is available on the Patrol's home page.

Thu 1/31/2013 01:08 PMThe Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers.

Tue 1/29/2013 01:08 PMDriver Examination Stations Closed In Observance Of Holidays


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of
Lincoln Day, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and Washington's Birthday (observed), Monday, February 18, 2013.

Tue 1/22/2013 12:51 PMResults Of Hazardous Moving Violation Project In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces the results of a hazardous moving project conducted in Troop E on Friday, January 18, 2013.

Wed 1/16/2013 04:15 PMTroop E Officers To Conduct Hazardous Moving Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that sometime during the month of January 2013, Troop E officers will conduct a hazardous moving vehicle operation throughout the Troop E area.

Mon 1/7/2013 02:43 PM Patrol Asks For Assistance In Arson Investigation


On January 1, 2013, at the Crop Production Services facility in Portageville, Missouri, a fire was intentionally set. The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating the setting of the fire.

Fri 1/4/2013 08:04 AM Colonel Alvin R. Lubker Memorial Safety & Education Center


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol's Safety Education Center has been re-named the Colonel Alvin R. Lubker Memorial Safety & Education Center. This change was effective December 22, 2012.


Fri 1/4/2013 07:50 AM Driver Examination Stations Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Monday, January 21, 2013. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Thu 1/3/2013 01:51 PMMotorcycle Skills Testing Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process will not take place at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station on January 18, 2013, due to another event at the site.

Thu 1/3/2013 01:30 PMAnnouncement of Troop E Promotions


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the promotions of two Troop E officers. The promotions were effective January 1, 2013.

Wed 1/2/2013 09:40 AMPatrol Reports Eight Fatalities During New Year's Counting Period



The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died during the New Year's holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

Fri 12/28/2012 10:41 AM 2013 National AMBER Alert Day & Missing Children’s Poster Contest


To signify the importance of National AMBER Alert Day, the Patrol is again participating in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The 2013 contest is open to all Missouri fifth grade students.

Thu 12/27/2012 09:52 AMPatrol Reports Two Traffic Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday


**REVISED See description of Acheson fatality. REVISED**

Wed 12/26/2012 09:20 AM Patrol Reports Two Traffic Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday


The Patrol investigated 239 traffic crashes, which included two fatalities and 91 injuries. Troopers arrested 130 people over the Christmas holiday weekend for driving while intoxicated.

Tue 12/18/2012 11:20 AM Troop E Announces Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint And DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Butler County on December 14, 2012, and a DWI saturation conducted throughout the Troop E area on December 15, 2012.

Tue 12/18/2012 08:53 AMDriving With Caution In Winter Wonderland


Many Missourians awoke to find snow falling or in the weather forecast today. Winter weather calls for drivers to make adjustments! The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during inclement weather.

Mon 12/17/2012 02:33 PM Traffic Stop In Wayne County Results In Drug Arrest


On Saturday, December 15, 2012, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle on Missouri Route U in Iron County for a registration violation.

Mon 12/17/2012 01:49 PM Wireless Emergency Alerts To Replace Wireless AMBER Alerts Program Effective December 31, 2012.


Colonel Ronald Replogle would like to inform the public of a change in how information regarding abducted children will be disseminated. CTIA-The Wireless Association, The Wireless Foundation, The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children, and Syniverse announced the Wireless AMBER Alerts program will end operations effective December 31, 2012, as a part of the nation's transition to the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program.

Fri 12/14/2012 10:31 AMHappy New Year! Start 2013 Safely!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. If the weather is bad, allow extra time for traveling or be flexible with your plans.

Mon 12/10/2012 01:22 PMMarble Hill Driver Examination Station Closed On December 24, 2012


Driver examinations will not be administered in Marble Hill, MO, on Monday, December 24, due to the closure of the examination site facility. Testing will be offered on December 24, 2012 in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, and Portageville.

Mon 12/10/2012 10:50 AMDriver Examination Stations Closed For Upcoming Holidays


Driver examination stations close statewide on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Fri 12/7/2012 03:55 PMDecember 1 Promotions


Major Sandra K. Karsten promoted to lieutenant colonel; Captain Timothy P. McGrail promoted to major.

Thu 12/6/2012 08:06 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion Effective January 1, 2013


Lieutenant David K. Striegel will be promoted to the rank of captain. He will remain in his present position as director of the Aircraft Division at General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Wed 12/5/2012 11:28 AM Have A Safe Christmas Holiday!


Have you and your family members finished their wish list for the holiday? Is safe, crash free travel on those lists? If not, please add that to your list! The Missouri State Highway Patrol wishes everyone a merry and safe Christmas.

Tue 12/4/2012 02:02 PMTroop E Officers To Conduct "Click It 4 Life" Campaign


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that during the month of December, officers in the Troop E area will be conducting a “Click It 4 Life” campaign.

Thu 11/29/2012 01:05 PMCaptain Ridens Announces The Promotion Of Corporal Jason Crites


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the promotion of Corporal Jason N. Crites to the rank of sergeant effective December 1, 2012.

Thu 11/29/2012 10:49 AMTroop E Announces Thanksgiving Holiday & 20-Mile Trooper Enforcement Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Thanksgiving holiday and 20-Mile Trooper enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Wed 11/28/2012 02:44 PM Troop I Announces December Enforcement Operations


Captain Lee Ann H. Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that during the month of December, officers assigned to Troop I will be involved in two special enforcement operations.

Wed 11/28/2012 01:13 PMU.S. Highway 71 Becomes Interstate 49


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public that on December 12, 2012, U.S. Highway 71 will be designated Interstate 49. This change to an interstate designation affects several important aspects of travel upon this route.

Mon 11/26/2012 08:55 AMMSHP: One Fatality Over 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports one person died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2012.

Tue 11/20/2012 02:47 PM Missouri State Highway Patrol Reaccredited


The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) awarded advanced accreditation with excellence to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at its fall conference banquet in Jacksonville, FL, on Saturday evening, November 17, 2012. This marks the seventh time the Patrol has successfully been reviewed and approved for accreditation.

Fri 11/16/2012 11:45 AM Colonel Ron Replogle Announces December 1, 2012 Promotion



Lieutenant Larry W. Plunkett Jr., Troop F, will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Wed 11/14/2012 01:49 PMKennett Driver Examination Station Will Reopen On November 21, 2012


Driver examinations will resume at the National Guard Armory, 1450 North Bypass, in Kennett, Missouri, on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. For questions or hours of operation contact the Driver Examination Division at Troop E, (573) 840-9500.

Wed 11/14/2012 11:37 AMResults Of "Click It 4 Life" Campaign In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the results of a “Click It 4 Life” campaign which was conducted in the Troop E area in Southeast Missouri.

Wed 11/14/2012 09:22 AMDecember Motor Vehicle Inspector Test Canceled In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, would like to inform the public that the motor vehicle inspector test scheduled for December is being canceled, because the test date would fall on December 25, 2012.

Mon 11/5/2012 01:51 PM Troop E Announces Hazardous Moving Operation And DWI Checkpoint


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the months of November and December 2012, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Mon 11/5/2012 01:50 PMTroop E Prepares For Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Wednesday, November 21, and on Sunday, November 25, 2012, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area.

Mon 11/5/2012 10:01 AMPlease Drive Safely During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that many Missourians will travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. This will change traffic patterns and requires everyone to be a courteous, safe driver.

Thu 11/1/2012 04:36 PMDDCC: Arrest Made After Internet Scam Investigation


Captain Sarah L. Eberhard, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the arrest of Randy D. Barton, 24, of Portageville, MO, for felony stealing.

Thu 11/1/2012 07:59 AMDriver Examination Stations Closed November 12 and November 22


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Veterans' Day — Monday, November 12, 2012. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, November 22, 2012. Normal operations will resume on Friday, November 23, 2012.

Mon 10/29/2012 11:50 AMResults Of "Click It 4 Life" Campaign In Troop E



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the results of a “Click It 4 Life” campaign which was conducted in the Troop E area in Southeast Missouri.

Thu 10/25/2012 08:49 AMMotorcycle Skills Testing Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process will not take place at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station on October 29, October 30, and November 2, due to another event at the site.

Mon 10/15/2012 04:05 PMMSHP, Cardinals: On The Same Team When It Comes To Seat Belt Safety


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to inform the media of five public service announcements available on the Patrol's home page. Filmed in partnership with the Cardinals baseball organization, these short messages remind drivers that everyone in their vehicle needs to be properly restrained by a seat belt or child restraint.

Thu 10/11/2012 10:26 AM Have A Safe Halloween


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan ahead on Halloween. Safety is an important part of a fun Halloween.

Wed 10/3/2012 10:12 AMTroop E Officers To Conduct "Click It 4 Life" Campaign


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that during the months of October, November, and December, officers in the Troop E area will be conducting a “Click It 4 Life” campaign.

Tue 10/2/2012 10:41 AMState Law Enforcement In SEC Join Forces For Safety PSA


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the release of a new public service announcement.

Fri 9/28/2012 08:56 AMDrive Carefully--Deer More Active This Time Of Year


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers to watch for deer, which are more active this time of year. Drivers should be especially vigilant during evening and early dawn hours.

Thu 9/27/2012 04:21 PMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotions


Effective December 1, 2012: Major Sandra K. Karsten will be promoted to lieutenant colonel; Captain Timothy P. McGrail will be promoted to major.

Thu 9/27/2012 11:20 AM Lt. Col. Richard L. Coffey Retires


Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Coffey, assistant superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, will retire effective December 1, 2012, after 36 years of dedicated service to the citizens of this state.

Thu 9/27/2012 09:18 AM Stay Alert During Harvest Time!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that this is the time of year when crops are harvested. Thus, drivers should expect heavier farm machinery traffic--especially on rural highways.

Wed 9/26/2012 12:06 PM Driver Examination Stations Close For Meeting


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that the Charleston, Fredericktown, and Kennett driver examinations stations will be closed on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 for an administrative meeting.

Wed 9/26/2012 08:29 AMTroop E Announces Results Of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the results of a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program SAFETE operation, which is an enforcement program focusing on commercial motor vehicle violations.

Wed 9/26/2012 07:53 AMNew Trooper Assigned To Troop E



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the assignment of Trooper Justin K. Brooks to Troop E, effective September 21, 2012.

Mon 9/24/2012 01:31 PM Driver Examination Stations Close October 8, 2012


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Monday, October 8, 2012. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Mon 9/24/2012 10:25 AMClick It 4 Life Seat Belt Campaign


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages motorists to adopt an attitude of “safety first” whenever they are behind the wheel.

Fri 9/21/2012 11:02 AMPatrol Commissions 95th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 26 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City.

Wed 9/19/2012 04:43 PM Iowa Fugutive Arrested In New Madrid County


At approximately 9:44 a.m., on September 19, 2012, Steven L. Adcock, 42, of Letts, Iowa, was arrested on Iowa warrants for escape from the Fort Madison State Penitentiary, felony larceny, and felony resisting arrest.

Tue 9/18/2012 10:36 AMPatrol To Commission 95th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 26 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, September 21, 2012, in Jefferson City, MO. The ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. on the south lawn of the Missouri Capitol.

Mon 9/17/2012 11:26 AMTroop E To Participate In Operation Lifesaver Positive Enforcement Activities


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces on Sept. 19, 2012, Troop E will be working with members of the Missouri Operation Lifesaver program in Butler County to raise the awareness level for railroad crossing safety and trespass prevention.

Fri 9/14/2012 07:55 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion Effective October 1, 2012


Sergeant Julie A. Kerr, Q/HRD, will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and remain in the Human Resources Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. Lieutenant Kerr will be the assistant director of that division.

Thu 9/6/2012 07:47 AMNational Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22, 2012).

Wed 9/5/2012 10:04 AMPatrol To Award Honorary Trooper Certificate And Certificate Of Appreciation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Mary E. “Etta” Willbanks, of Koshkonong, Missouri, will be recognized as an Honorary Trooper, and Joshua D. Fowler, of Doniphan, Missouri, will be presented a Certificate of Appreciation at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012, at the Doniphan, MO, Police Department.

Wed 9/5/2012 09:44 AM Patrol To Award Honorary Trooper Certificate And Certificate Of Appreciation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Mary E. “Etta” Willbanks, of Koshkonong, Missouri, will be recognized as an Honorary Trooper, and Joshua D. Fowler, of Doniphan, Missouri, will be presented a Certificate of Appreciation at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012, at the Doniphan, MO, Police Department.

Tue 9/4/2012 01:33 PMTroop E Officers To Conduct Hazardous Moving Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that sometime during the month of September 2012, Troop E officers will conduct a hazardous moving vehicle operation throughout the Troop E area.

Tue 9/4/2012 01:31 PMTroop E Announces Labor Day Holiday & 20-Mile Trooper Enforcement Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Labor Day holiday and 20-Mile Trooper project enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Tue 9/4/2012 01:30 PM Results Of Cape Girardeau County Spotcheck


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted on August 31, 2012.

Tue 9/4/2012 11:25 AMMSHP Releases Labor Day Holiday Statistics


Six people died in traffic crashes during the 2012 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were 13 fatalities. There were no boating fatalities over the 2012 Labor Day holiday.

Fri 8/31/2012 02:02 PMCaptain Ridens Announces The Promotion Of Trooper Corey Tucker


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced effective September 1, 2012, the promotion of Trooper Corey W. Tucker to the rank of corporal.

Fri 8/31/2012 01:52 PMTroop E Participates In Brake Safety Awareness Week


The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, will participate in "Brake Safety Awareness Week", scheduled for September 9 through September 15, 2012.

Wed 8/29/2012 09:24 AMPromotion Effective September 1, 2012


Colonel Ronald Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective September 1, 2012:
Lieutenant Sarah L. Eberhard will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Mon 8/27/2012 04:37 PMNEW LAWS FOR 2012 [PART ONE OF TWO]


On August 28, 2012, many new state laws and changes to existing laws become effective in Missouri. To increase public awareness, Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, informs the public of the new laws and changes dealing with the Patrol, criminal law, motor vehicle and boat operations, licensing and public safety.


Mon 8/27/2012 04:35 PMNEW LAWS FOR 2012 [PART TWO OF TWO]


On August 28, 2012, many new state laws and changes to existing laws become effective in Missouri. To increase public awareness, Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, informs the public of the new laws and changes dealing with the Patrol, criminal law, motor vehicle and boat operations, licensing and public safety.

Mon 8/27/2012 01:40 PMTroop E Conducting Radio Coverage Survey In Wayne County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, would like to make the citizens of Wayne County aware of a radio coverage survey.

Tue 8/21/2012 01:36 PMTroop E Officers To Participate In "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" DWI Campaign


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces Troop E Officers will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies in the “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign from August 17, 2012 through September 3, 2012.

Tue 8/14/2012 11:08 AMAccreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment On Patrol


As part of the on-site assessment, the public and Patrol employees are invited to offer comments to the assessment team on the services and performance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol by calling toll-free (877) 545-5511 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, August 27.

Mon 8/13/2012 04:36 PMPatrol Provides Regulation Clarification For Farmers Hauling Heavier Loads of Hay, Silage and Grain


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to provide the following information to farmers who may be traveling long distances or out-of-state to obtain hay, silage and grain

Mon 8/13/2012 01:35 PMPatrol: Include Safety As A Priority When Planning Labor Day Weekend Activities



Colonel Ronald Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like Missouri’s travelers to include safety when planning their Labor Day weekend.

Fri 8/10/2012 08:19 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Captain I. David Smith Retires September 1, 2012.


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain I. David Smith, director of Human Resources Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, effective September 1, 2012.


Thu 8/9/2012 11:43 AMTroop E Announces Results Of Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Program


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the results of SAFETE, an enforcement program focusing on commercial motor vehicle violations.

Thu 8/9/2012 11:09 AMTroop E Prepares For The Labor Day Holiday


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Friday, August 31, and on Monday, September 3, 2012, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of crashes in the Troop E area.

Thu 8/9/2012 10:55 AMTroop E To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint And DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of August 2012, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operation.

Thu 8/9/2012 10:10 AMHelp Students Return To School Safely!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools throughout the state are starting their 2012-2013 school year. Young people will be walking, biking, and driving to school.

Thu 7/26/2012 02:03 PMPatrol Announces Results Of Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Program


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the results of SAFETE, an enforcement program focusing on violations of commercial motor vehicles.

Fri 7/20/2012 05:20 PMPatrol Reminds Motorists: Avoid Driving Into Smoke


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, cautions Missouri drivers to avoid driving in areas where smoke from these fires affects visibility.

Fri 7/20/2012 05:08 PMPatrol: Dry Conditions & Cigarette Butts Are A Volatile Mixture


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds motorists that discarding a cigarette while driving can be extremely hazardous.

Wed 7/11/2012 01:24 PMTroop E To Conduct Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Program


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the Missouri State Highway Patrol has received federal funding from the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program to conduct SAFETE, an enforcement program focusing on violations of commercial motor vehicles.

Mon 7/9/2012 04:35 PMTroop E Announces July 4th Holiday Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the July 4th traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Mon 7/9/2012 12:05 PMResults Of Butler County Spotcheck


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted on July 6, 2012.

Thu 7/5/2012 11:56 AMJuly Fourth Fatalities


Three people died in traffic crashes during the 2012 July Fourth holiday counting period.

Mon 7/2/2012 04:57 PMHighway Patrol To Conduct Community Alliance Program In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Community Alliance Program at the Troop E Headquarters, beginning Tuesday, September 18, and concluding with an awards banquet on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Thu 6/28/2012 11:00 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Transfer, Promotions


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces transfer/promotions effective September 1, 2012.

Wed 6/27/2012 02:20 PMTroop E: Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On June 26, 2012, at approximately 3:40 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1999 Dodge truck for a traffic violation.

Mon 6/25/2012 04:37 PMResults Of Missouri State Highway Patrol's Participation In National Effort—Operation Dry Water— Crackdown On Impaired Boaters


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of enforcement efforts to detect impaired boat operators in conjunction with the national “Operation Dry Water” campaign.

Mon 6/25/2012 01:50 PMMissouri Traffic Deaths On The Rise After Six Year Drop (30 Second PSA Message From Colonel Ronald K. Replogle Available)


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to make drivers aware of the importance of paying attention and following traffic law when driving. Although Missouri has experienced a decrease in fatalities over the last six years, the first six months of 2012 have been deadly. When comparing early last year to the same time period this year, as of the date of this release, Missouri has experienced an increase of 62 traffic crash fatalities.

Fri 6/22/2012 08:53 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces The Retirement Of Major Robert E. Bloomberg


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Major Robert E. Bloomberg effective September 1, 2012.

Wed 6/20/2012 02:37 PMDriver Examination Stations Close


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Independence Day, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Normal operations will resume Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Wed 6/20/2012 12:14 PM Troop E Prepares For The July 4th Holiday


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Tuesday, July 3, and on Sunday, July, 8, 2012, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of crashes in the Troop E area.

Wed 6/20/2012 11:57 AMAnnouncement Of Sobriety Checkpoint And DWI Saturation Enforcement Operations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of July 2012, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operation. The sobriety checkpoint will be in Butler County and the saturation will be in Butler, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Stoddard, Dunklin, Pemiscot, and New Madrid counties.

Wed 6/20/2012 08:05 AMHave A Safe July Fourth Weekend!


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming July Fourth holiday.

Wed 6/13/2012 12:44 PMMotorcycle Skills Test Temporarily Suspended At Poplar Bluff Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that motorcycle skills testing will be temporarily suspended for the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station on July 9, 10, and 13, due to another event at the site.

Mon 6/11/2012 09:24 AMHighway Patrol Set To Participate In National Effort—Operation Dry Water—To Crackdown On Impaired Boaters


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol's participation in Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign in which marine law enforcement officers from across the country coordinate special patrols during the last weekend in June to achieve a high visibility of boating under the influence enforcement.

Mon 6/11/2012 08:09 AMTroop E Emphasizes The Dangers Of Railroad Cossings And Train Tracks


On June 5, 2012, at approximately 12:25 a.m., two Butler County residents were killed and another sustained serious injuries as a result of the vehicle they were in being struck by a southbound Amtrak passenger train.

Mon 6/4/2012 01:12 PMTroop E: Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On June 2, 2012, at approximately 1:25 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1999 Lincoln Town Car for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Micheal S. McHale, 42, of Austin, Texas.

Fri 6/1/2012 02:52 PMThe Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri.

Thu 5/31/2012 08:16 AMResults of Annual School Bus Inspection


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division's 2012 annual school bus inspection program.

Tue 5/29/2012 04:13 PMTroop E Announces 2012 Memorial Weekend Totals


Troop E officers investigated 48 traffic crashes, which resulted in 24 injuries and zero fatalities.

Tue 5/29/2012 10:50 AMSeven People Die In Traffic Crashes; No Boating Fatalities During Memorial Day Holiday


Seven people died in traffic crashes over the 2012 Memorial Day weekend. Troopers investigated 232 traffic crashes resulting in 95 injuries and five of the fatalities. There were no boating fatalities over the 2012 Memorial Day weekend. However, troopers investigated 14 boating crashes involving six injuries.

Mon 5/21/2012 08:29 AMTrooper Guthrie's Name Added To The National Law Enforcement Memorial In Washington, D.C.


Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Frederick F. "Fred" Guthrie Jr.’s sacrifice was remembered during the National Law Enforcement Memorial Service this past week. His name was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, in Washington, D.C.

Thu 5/17/2012 04:00 PMTroop E To Participate In Click It Or Ticket Campaign



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Troop E will join nationwide law enforcement starting on May 20 for an aggressive “Click It Or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up — and save more lives.

Wed 5/16/2012 09:18 AMHave A Safe Memorial Day!


Whether you will be visiting family, going to one of Missouri’s lakes, or enjoying other travel destinations, the Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to think about safety when making plans for the upcoming holiday weekend.

Tue 5/15/2012 10:20 AMAnnouncement Of Sobriety Checkpoint, Saturation, and Hazardous Moving Vehicle Enforcement Operations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of June 2012, Troop E will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, a driving while intoxicated saturation, and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Wed 5/9/2012 11:06 AM Troop E Prepares For The 2012 Memorial Day Holiday Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Friday, May 25, and on Monday, May 28, 2012, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of crashes in the Troop E area.

Mon 5/7/2012 09:06 AM Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy Welcomes 95th Recruit Class


Colonel Ronald K. "Ron" Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 30 people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on April 2, 2012, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper.

Tue 5/1/2012 08:57 AMDriver Examination Stations Close For Holidays


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Truman's birthday on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Normal operations will resume Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Memorial Day, on Monday, May 28, 2012. Normal Operations will resume Tuesday, May 29, 2012.


Tue 5/1/2012 08:55 AMNational Safe Boating Week Is May 19-25, 2012


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 19-25, 2012.

Wed 4/25/2012 10:55 AMMarble Hill Driver Examination Station New Location


Effective May 14, 2012, the Marble Hill Driver Examination Station will move from the Bollinger County Courthouse to its new location at the Marble Hill City Hall located at 301 Union Street, Marble Hill, Missouri.

Mon 4/23/2012 02:36 PMAnnouncements Of Sobriety Checkpoint And Driving While Intoxicated Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of May 2012, Troop E will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation.

Thu 4/19/2012 08:18 AMTroop E: Results Of Butler County Spotcheck



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted on April 13, 2012. A total of 254 vehicles were stopped during the four-hour operation.

Mon 4/16/2012 09:35 AM Patrol Honors 32 Employees At Annual Ceremony


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, congratulates the 32 employees honored at the Patrol’s annual awards and The MASTERS banquet on April 14, 2012.

Tue 4/3/2012 10:02 AM Announcement Of Sobriety Checkpoint And Hazardous Moving Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of April 2012, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Tue 4/3/2012 09:19 AM Motorcycle Skills Testing Suspended At Poplar Bluff Examination Station


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process has been suspended temporarily at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station, due to another event at the site.

Fri 3/23/2012 07:48 AMNational Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Is April 8-14, 2012


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the following: April 8-14, 2012, marks National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Mon 3/19/2012 05:01 PMTroop E: Results Of Butler County Spotcheck


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted on March 17, 2012. A total of 266 vehicles were stopped during the four hour operation.

Thu 3/15/2012 02:25 PMTroop E Officers To Participate In Operation Lifesaver


On March 20 and 21, 2012, officers from Troop E, Poplar Bluff, will be working with members of the Missouri Operation Lifesaver program in several cities and counties in Southeast Missouri to raise the awareness level for crossing safety and trespass prevention.

Mon 3/12/2012 02:32 PMTroop E: Suspect Identified In Officer-Involved Shooting


The identity of the suspect who was fatally injured during the officer-involved shooting Saturday evening March 10, 2012 on I-55 in New Madrid County has been established.

Mon 3/12/2012 08:12 AMTroop E: Officer-Involved Shooting


On Saturday, March 10, 2012, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a Missouri state trooper initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 55 near the 56-mile marker in New Madrid County, Missouri.

Wed 3/7/2012 10:40 AMMissouri Traffic Deaths On The Rise After Six Year Drop



Although Missouri has experienced a decrease in fatalities over that last six years, the first few months of 2012 have been deadly.

Mon 3/5/2012 11:22 AMTroop E Officers To Participate In "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" Enforcement Campaign



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Troop E officers will be participating in “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign.

Mon 3/5/2012 11:13 AM Announcement Of Sobriety Checkpoint, Saturation, And Hazardous Moving Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of March 2012, Troop E will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, a driving while intoxicated saturation, and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Fri 2/17/2012 04:55 PM2011 Statewide Missouri Meth Lab Seizures Surpass 2010 Number


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that across Missouri methamphetamine laboratory incident seizures totaled 2,096 during 2011, an increase of more than six percent from 2010.

Wed 2/15/2012 11:20 AMTroop E: Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrests


On February 8, 2012, at 9:31 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2011 Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County for a traffic violation. As a result of the traffic stop, two arrests were made for felony drug trafficking.


Tue 2/14/2012 09:34 AM Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department Of Transportation, And The Missouri Coalition For Roadway Safety Host Distracted Driving Summit


The Patrol, MoDOT, and Missouri Coalition For Roadway Safety are sponsoring a Distracted Driving Summit on February 16-17, 2012, at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, MO. Colonel Ronald K. "Ron" Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites members of the media to attend the opening ceremony for the Distracted Driving Summit at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 16.

Wed 2/8/2012 01:47 PMTroop E To Participate In Click It Or Ticket Campaign



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Troop E will join statewide law enforcement on February 24 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up — and save more lives.

Wed 2/8/2012 01:46 PMMarble Hill Driver Examination Station Change


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Monday, February 27, 2012, the driver examination station located in Marble Hill, Missouri, will change its location due to the unavailability of the courthouse conference room.

Wed 2/1/2012 01:25 PMPatrol To Award Honorary Trooper Certificates And Certificate Of Appreciation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Larry W. Thresher, of East Prairie, Missouri, and Ronald D. Pipkin, of New Madrid, Missouri, will be recognized as Honorary Troopers.

Wed 2/1/2012 10:01 AMDriver Examination Stations Close


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Lincoln’s Birthday (observed), on Monday, February 13, 2012. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Washington’s Birthday, on Monday, February 20, 2012. Normal Operations will resume Tuesday, February 21, 2012.


Mon 1/23/2012 04:46 PMU.S. DOT Revises Rule: Push-To-Talk Equipment Allowed Under Guidelines


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of a revision to the recent U.S. Department of Transportation rule affecting interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. Effective January 24, 2012,
commercial motor vehicle drivers will be allowed to use push-to-talk mobile communications equipment while driving under specific guidelines.

Tue 1/17/2012 12:50 PM Patrol Awards Honorary Trooper Certificate


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced that Steve E. Eddy, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, was recognized as an Honorary Trooper.

Thu 1/12/2012 04:32 PMMissing Trooper's Body Recovered


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the recovery of the body of Trooper Frederick F. “Fred” Guthrie Jr. On Thursday, January 12, 2012, at approximately 2:00 p.m. the body of Tpr. Guthrie was located in a brush pile south of where K-9 Reed was recovered near the original search site.

Thu 1/12/2012 08:36 AM 2012 National Amber Alert Day & Missing Children’s Poster Contest


To signify the importance of National Amber Alert Day, the Patrol is again participating in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The 2012 contest is open to all Missouri fifth grade students. Students will create 11 x 14 posters that shall reflect the 2012 contest theme, “Bring Our Missing Children Home.”


Tue 1/10/2012 08:46 AM Troop E Conducting Radio Coverage Survey



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, would like to make the citizens of Troop E aware of a radio coverage survey.

Fri 1/6/2012 10:55 AM The Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers.

Wed 1/4/2012 12:51 PMDriver Examination Stations Close


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 16, 2012. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

Tue 1/3/2012 01:41 PMTroop E Announces Christmas And New Year's Holiday Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the traffic crash and enforcement totals for both the Christmas and New Year’s counting periods for the Troop E area.

Tue 1/3/2012 10:25 AMPatrol Reports Five Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period And Releases The Preliminary 2011Traffic Fatality Reduction Statistics


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports five people died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2011, to 11:59 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2012. Troopers investigated 163 traffic crashes with 75 injuries and 5 fatalities. In addition, troopers made 114 arrests for driving while intoxicated.

Tue 12/27/2011 08:40 AMPatrol Reports Three Traffic Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports three people died during the Christmas holiday counting period--from 6 p.m., Friday, December 23, to 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2011.

Mon 12/19/2011 01:14 PMTraffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On December 19, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2011 Toyota Camry traveling northbound on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County for a traffic violation.


Mon 12/19/2011 01:12 PM New Troopers Assigned To Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the assignment of four new troopers to Southeast Missouri. The new troopers are members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 94th Recruit Class, which graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on December 16, 2011.

Mon 12/19/2011 10:52 AMHappy New Year! Start 2012 Safely!


The end of this year is fast approaching, and many Missourians will make plans to bring in 2012 in a special way. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration.

Fri 12/16/2011 11:39 AMPatrol Commissions 94th Recruit Class




Thirty Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on January 2, 2012.

Mon 12/12/2011 11:56 AMResults Of DWI Saturation In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a DWI saturation conducted in Troop E on December 8, 2011.

Mon 12/12/2011 11:50 AM Results Of Troop E DWI Spotcheck In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Butler County, beginning at 11 p.m. on December 9, 2011, and ending at 3 a.m. on December 10, 2011.

Mon 12/12/2011 09:28 AMPatrol To Commission 94th Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 30 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, December 16, 2011, in Jefferson City, MO.Patrol To Commission 94th Recruit Class

Wed 12/7/2011 08:46 AM Have A Safe Christmas Holiday!


Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care? Have your family members all finished their wish list for the holiday? Did they include no traffic crashes on their list? The Missouri State Highway Patrol wishes everyone a merry and safe Christmas. One way for it to be merry is for everyone to arrive at their holiday celebrations safely.

Tue 12/6/2011 10:43 AM US DOT Prohibits Interstate Commercial Truck & Bus Drivers From Using Mobile Devices While Driving


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of a new U.S. Department of Transportation rule affecting interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. Effective November 23, 2011, the USDOT announced a final rule specifically prohibiting interstate commercial truck and bus drivers from conducting voice communication using a hand-held mobile communicating device while driving their vehicles.

Tue 12/6/2011 08:24 AMDriving With Caution In Winter Wonderland



Many Missourians awoke to find snow falling or in the weather forecast today. Winter weather calls for drivers to make adjustments! The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during inclement weather.

Mon 12/5/2011 11:25 AMTroop E Announces New Driver Examination Schedule


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, has announced a revised driver examination schedule for Troop E examination sites.

Mon 12/5/2011 09:52 AMTroop E Officers To Participate In Statewide Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that Troop E officers will be participating in the statewide 2011 Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign to stop people from driving impaired this holiday season.

Thu 12/1/2011 03:27 PM Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest



On November 26, 2011, at 9:06 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2006 Ford Explorer traveling northbound on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County for a traffic violation.

Wed 11/30/2011 11:33 AMTraffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest



On November 28, 2011, at approximately 12:02 a.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2003 Ford F-350 pick-up truck traveling northbound on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County for a traffic violation.

Tue 11/29/2011 12:42 PMTroop E Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Thanksgiving holiday weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Mon 11/28/2011 11:41 AMAnnouncement Of Sobriety Checkpoint And Driving While Intoxicated Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of December 2011, Troop E will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation.

Mon 11/28/2011 09:17 AM Three Fatalities Over 2011 Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports three people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2011. The Highway Patrol investigated all three fatality traffic crashes. Troopers investigated 365 traffic crashes, which included 125 injuries. In addition, troopers arrested 126 people for driving while intoxicated.

Fri 11/18/2011 05:13 PM12 Members Of Missouri State Highway Patrol Graduate From Northwestern School Of Police Staff & Command


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to publicly congratulate the Northwestern School of Police Staff & Command (SPSC) Class #317 upon its graduation today, November 18, 2011. Class #317 included 12 members of the Patrol, and 12 law enforcement officers representing seven additional agencies.

Thu 11/10/2011 02:25 PMOfficer-Involved Shooting In Charleston


On November 8, 2011, at approximately 3:09 p.m., officers from the Charleston Police Department were involved in a fatal shooting.

Thu 11/10/2011 08:44 AM Driver Examination Stations Close November 24, 2011


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of
Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Normal operations will resume on Friday, November 25, 2011.

Tue 11/8/2011 09:31 AMPlease Drive Safely During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that many Missourians will travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. This will change traffic patterns and requires everyone to be a courteous, safe driver.

Mon 11/7/2011 11:30 AMTroop E Prepares For The Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Wednesday, November 23, and on Sunday, November 27, 2011, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area.

Thu 11/3/2011 01:10 PMDriver Examination Stations Close November 11, 2011


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of
Veterans' Day on Friday, November 11, 2011. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 14, 2011.

Tue 11/1/2011 07:37 AM National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest


The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the kickoff of the National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest is November 1, 2011. All poster entries must be received no later than March 1, 2012.

Tue 10/18/2011 11:03 AMPatrol Offers Helpful Tips To Parents Teaching Teenagers To Drive



Teaching a young person to drive can be stressful to both the parent teaching and the teenager learning. But, the experience doesn't have to be negative.

Tue 10/11/2011 09:48 AMHave A Safe Halloween


The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to be safety-minded on Halloween.

Mon 10/3/2011 08:18 AMDeer More Active This Time Of Year--Drive Carefully!


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers to watch for deer, which are more active this time of year. Drivers should be especially vigilant during evening and early dawn hours.

Wed 9/28/2011 08:41 AM Driver Examination Stations Close October 10, 2011


Driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Monday, October 10, 2011. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.


Mon 9/19/2011 09:26 AMNew Motorcycle Driving Test Implemented


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of changes in the motorcycle driver testing program. Effective September 1, 2011, the Patrol implemented statewide changes to both the written and skills test for motorcycle drivers.

Fri 9/16/2011 09:38 AMOctober Is Crime Prevention Month!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Crime Prevention Council in observing October 2011 as National Crime Prevention Month. It is always smart to keep safety in mind, no matter where you are. Missourians can help decrease crime with these simple habits: Anticipate potential crime situations; recognize when there is a problem; and, take action to remove or reduce the risk of a crime occurring.

Thu 9/15/2011 01:51 PMDriver Examination Stations Close For Meeting


The Charleston, Fredericktown, & Kennett Driver Examination Stations will be closed on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, in order for the driver examiners to attend mandatory training.

Thu 9/15/2011 08:49 AM Stay Alert During Harvest Time!


September 18-24, 2011 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion commemorates the hard work, diligence, and sacrifices of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. Safety should come first that week and every week during the harvest season.

Wed 9/7/2011 11:18 AM National Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 18-24, 2011).

Tue 9/6/2011 11:24 AM 94th Recruit Class In Residence At Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 34 people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on July 1, 2011, to begin the 24-week training course to become a trooper.

Tue 9/6/2011 10:42 AM Troop E Announces Labor Day Weekend Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Labor Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Tue 9/6/2011 10:22 AM10 Traffic Deaths/Two Boating Fatalities/Two Drownings Over Labor Day Weekend


Missouri State Highway Patrol releases statistics from the 2011 Labor Day weekend.

Thu 9/1/2011 03:48 PMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion


Sergeant Ricky D. “Rick” Herndon was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Professional Standards Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Thu 9/1/2011 01:52 PM Troop E To Participate In "Brake Safety Awareness Week"


The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), will participate this year in “Brake Safety Awareness Week”, scheduled for September 11 through September 17, 2011.

Thu 9/1/2011 01:29 PMMemorial Highway Dedication Scheduled To Honor Fallen Sergeant David C. May


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, invites the public to attend a ceremony to dedicate a portion of U.S. Highway 67 as the “Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant David May Memorial Highway.”

Wed 8/31/2011 04:11 PMDriver Examination Stations Close September 5, 2011



The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the
Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5, 2011. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

Wed 8/31/2011 11:04 AM Troop E Announces Motorcycle Skills Test Schedule


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the following schedule for the motorcycle skills test.

Mon 8/29/2011 12:34 PM Results Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Cape Girardeau County, beginning at 11 p.m. on August 27, 2011 and ending at 3 a.m. on August 28, 2011.

Mon 8/29/2011 09:18 AM Missouri State Highway Patrol Urges Safe Boating Practices Over Holiday Weekend


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds boaters to take extra precautions and prepare for increased traffic on the water for the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Tue 8/23/2011 02:56 PMSafety Education Center Closing For Repairs


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to inform the public that the Safety Education Center, located in General Headquarters at 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, will be closed for scheduled maintenance and repair on August 24, 25, and 26, 2011. The Safety Education Center will re-open 8 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2011.

Tue 8/23/2011 12:46 PMTroop E Prepares For The Labor Day Holiday Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Friday, September 2, and on Monday September 5, 2011, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and reduce the number of crashes in the Troop E area.

Wed 8/17/2011 11:07 AM Patrol Apprehends Suspect In Fatal Leaving The Scene Traffic Crash


On August 16, 2011, at 11:00 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Cletis W. Powell Jr., 35, for felony leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash.

Wed 8/17/2011 07:38 AM Help Students Return To School Safely!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools throughout the state are starting their 2011-2012 school year. Young people will be walking, biking, and driving to school. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths. Traffic patterns will change as school buses and parents taking their children to school join other motorists on the road, and affect the morning and afternoon commute.

Mon 8/15/2011 01:20 PM Troop E Officers Seek Assistance In Fatal Traffic Crash


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash involving a vehicle that left the scene. The crash occurred on Sunday, August 14, 2011, at approximately 9:50 p.m.

Fri 8/12/2011 09:04 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotion, Transfers


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces a promotion and two transfers effective September 1, 2011.

Fri 8/12/2011 09:03 AMPatrol Names Safety A Top Priority For Labor Day Weekend




Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like Missouri’s travelers to include safety when planning their Labor Day weekend. Col. Replogle strongly urges the use of seat belts when traveling in any kind of vehicle and life jackets when on a Missouri lake, river, or stream.

Tue 8/9/2011 01:16 PMTroop E participating in the You Drink You Drive You Lose campaign.



The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2010, 234 people were killed and 957 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.

Fri 8/5/2011 01:31 PMCorporal Don Ivie Funeral Announcement


The Missouri State Highway Patrol regretfully announces the death of Corporal Donald M. "Don" Ivie, age 44, of Springfield, Missouri.

Wed 8/3/2011 04:56 PMAnnouncements Of Sobriety Checkpoint And Driving While Intoxicated Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of August 2011, Troop E will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation.

Wed 8/3/2011 04:34 PMCreation of the Trooper Frederick F. Guthrie, Jr. Support Fund


A support fund has been established to assist the family of Trooper Frederick F. Guthrie, Jr.

Fri 7/29/2011 04:25 PM Highway Patrol Urges Water Safety As Fatalities Rise Along With Summer Temperatures


The Missouri State Highway Patrol has seen a rise in the number of fatalities on Missouri’s waterways along with the rise in summer temperatures.

Fri 7/29/2011 01:07 PMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Promotions


Lt. Michael V. Meyer promoted to captain; remains director of Governor's Security Division, General Heaquarters, Jefferson City. Lt. I. David Smith promoted to captain and designated director of Human Resources Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Wed 7/20/2011 02:32 PMBasic Law Enforcement Training Scheduled


The Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy will host a training program in Jefferson City entitled, “Basic Law Enforcement” from January 2, 2012 through April 20, 2012. This course is intended for persons who are seeking a career in law enforcement.

Mon 7/18/2011 01:27 PMResults Of Truck Check


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) truck check, which was conducted from July 12 through July 14, 2011 in Cape Girardeau and Pemiscot counties.

Wed 7/13/2011 04:12 PMResults Of Hazardous Moving Violation Project In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces the results of a hazardous moving project conducted in Troop E. On Friday, July 8, 2011, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a hazardous moving project within Troop E.

Tue 7/5/2011 11:30 AMResults Of Troop E Driving While Intoxicated Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a driving while intoxicated saturation conducted in Troop E, which began on July 1, 2011 at 7 p.m. and ended on July 2, 2011 at 3 a.m.

Tue 7/5/2011 11:29 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Cape Girardeau County, beginning at 11 p.m. on July 2, 2011 and ending at 3 a.m. on July 3, 2011.

Tue 7/5/2011 11:26 AMTroop E Announces July 4th Weekend Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the July 4th weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Tue 7/5/2011 10:49 AM10 Traffic Deaths and No Boating Fatalities During July Fourth Weekend


Ten people died in traffic crashes during the 2011 July Fourth holiday counting period. The counting period began at 6 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2011, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4, 2011. The Missouri State Highway Patrol worked 259 crashes in which eight people died and 130 were injured. Troopers arrested 168 people for driving while intoxicated during this year’s holiday weekend. The Kansas City Police Department investigated two fatalities.

Wed 6/29/2011 10:07 AMSafety On The Water Key Ingredient For July 4th Holiday


Major Thomas E. Roam of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division encourages boaters to be extra vigilant with their water safety practices over the July Fourth holiday weekend.

Tue 6/28/2011 12:52 PMTroop E Driver Examination Stations To Close Temporarily


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the closing of the following driver examination stations throughout Southeast Missouri on Monday, August 1, 2011, due to training.

Tue 6/28/2011 12:18 PMTroop E Prepares For The July 4th Holiday Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Friday, July 1, and on Monday, July 4, 2011, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of crashes in the Troop E area.

Tue 6/28/2011 10:21 AMNew Troopers Assigned to Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the assignment of five new troopers to Southeast Missouri.

Mon 6/27/2011 01:40 PMResults Of Weekend Enforcement Efforts On Missouri's Waterways For "Operation Dry Water"


Major Thomas E. Roam, director of the Water Patrol Division for the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the results of enforcement efforts to detect impaired boat operators in conjunction with the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

Fri 6/24/2011 11:16 AMPatrol Commissions 93rd Recruit Class


Forty-one Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on July 11, 2011.

Thu 6/23/2011 01:23 PMMissouri River Closed to Boating Traffic Due to Flooding Concerns


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that the state of Missouri will issue closures to recreational boating traffic on the Missouri River in the areas most affected by high flood water.

Mon 6/20/2011 11:54 AMHave A Safe July Fourth Weekend!


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming July Fourth holiday.

Mon 6/20/2011 11:50 AMHighway Patrol Set To Participate In National Effort To Crackdown On Impaired Boaters


Major Thomas E. Roam, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Water Patrol Division, announces the participation in Operation Dry Water.

Mon 6/20/2011 11:36 AMDriver Examination Stations Close


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that during the month of July, driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Independence Day, on Monday, July 4, 2011. DE Stations will resume operations on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

Thu 6/16/2011 02:49 PMPatrol To Commission 93rd Recruit Class


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that forty-one Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Jefferson City, MO.

Tue 6/14/2011 12:18 PMAnnouncement Of Sobriety Checkpoint, and Hazardous Moving Vehicle Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that sometime during the month of July 2011, Troop E will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Tue 6/14/2011 12:01 PMCaptain Sandra K. Karsten Promoted To Major


Captain Sandra K. Karsten is being promoted to the rank of major and designated commander of the Administrative Services Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. Karsten is the first female officer to be promoted to the rank of major in the history of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Tue 6/14/2011 11:54 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Wayne County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Wayne County, beginning at 11 p.m. on June 10, 2011 and ending at 3 a.m. on June 11, 2011.

Tue 6/14/2011 10:58 AMMajor Hugh E. McKay Retires


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Major Hugh E. McKay and thanks him for his 34 years of dedication and service to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Major McKay retires effective August 1, 2011.

Wed 6/1/2011 02:24 PM2011 Statewide School Bus Inspection Program Results


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces results of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division's 2011 school bus inspection program.

Tue 5/31/2011 11:46 AM Troop E Announces Memorial Weekend Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Tue 5/31/2011 09:52 AMFour People Die In Traffic Crashes; No Boating Fatalities During Memorial Day Holiday


Four people died in traffic crashes over the 2011 Memorial Day weekend. There were no boating fatalities over the 2011 Memorial Day weekend. One person drowned at the Lake Of The Ozarks.

Sat 5/28/2011 04:56 PMIncreased Weights Allowed For Debris Removal In Missouri Only


In an effort to facilitate the removal of debris from the Joplin and Duquesne areas following the May 22 tornado, modification to the state's weight limit on certain vehicles has been announced.

Mon 5/23/2011 02:23 PM Results Of Troop E DWI Saturation In Cape Girardeau County



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a DWI saturation conducted in Troop E, Cape Girardeau County, beginning at 11 p.m. on May 20, 2011 and ending at 3 a.m. on May 21, 2011.

Wed 5/18/2011 01:33 PMAnnouncements Of Sobriety Checkpoint, Saturation, And Hazardous Moving Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of June 2011, Troop E will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, a driving while intoxicated saturation, and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Wed 5/18/2011 01:28 PMTroop E Prepares For The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on Friday, May 27, and on Monday, May 30, 2011, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of crashes in the Troop E area.

Wed 5/18/2011 12:58 PMTroop E Officers To Participate In "Click It Or Ticket" Enforcement Campaign In Scott And Stoddard Counties


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that from May 23, 2011, through June 5, 2011, Troop E officers will be conducting a “Click It or Ticket” enforcement operation in Scott and Stoddard counties.

Wed 5/18/2011 08:57 AM National Boating Safety Week: Timely Reminder Of Safe Boating Basics


Major Thomas E. Roam, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division, encourages boaters to take the time to prepare for safety before heading to the water. National Safe Boating Week is from May 21 to May 27 this year. It is no coincidence that it is the week prior to the Memorial Day weekend.

Tue 5/17/2011 10:16 AMNational Missing Children’s Day Child ID Event Scheduled


In honor of National Missing Children’s Day, the public is invited to attend a special Child Identification event on May 25, 2011, at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Safety Education Center, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO.

Mon 5/16/2011 10:22 AMSgt. Corey J. Schoeneberg Promoted To Lieutenant


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective June 1, 2011: Sergeant Corey J. Schoeneberg will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Professional Standards Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Mon 5/16/2011 09:48 AM Lt. Vincent S. Rice Promoted To Captain


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective June 1, 2011: Lieutenant Vincent S. Rice will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Professional Standards Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Mon 5/16/2011 08:02 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Retirement Of Capt. Robert P. Stieffermann


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain Robert P. Stieffermann, director of the Professional Standards Division, General Headquarters, after more than 36 years of dedicated service. Capt. Stieffermann’s retirement is effective June 1, 2011.

Fri 5/13/2011 02:13 PMVessel Sobriety Checkpoints On Missouri's Waterways Announced For 2011 Boating Season


Major Thomas E. Roam, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division, announces efforts to reduce the incidents of intoxicated vessel operators by the establishment of sobriety checkpoints on Missouri’s lakes and rivers.

Thu 5/12/2011 06:32 PMTroopers Apprehend Shooting Suspect


On May 12, 2011, at approximately 8:27 a.m., the driver of a 2005, Dodge Magnum, identified as Cody Nathaniel Willcoxson, 31, Southwest City, Missouri, mistakenly approached the west gate of the Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base. When confronted by military police he provided a non-driver’s license identification. In a panic, he drove onto Ft. Leonard Wood property at a high rate of speed.

Thu 5/12/2011 11:48 AMTroop E: Driver Examination Stations To Resume Testing


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces Troop E Driver Examination Stations will resume their normal operating schedule effective Friday, May 13, 2011.

Wed 5/11/2011 02:24 PM Have A Safe Memorial Day!


The first holiday weekend of the year will soon arrive. Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity for Missourians to enjoy the many recreational possibilities in this great state.

Tue 5/10/2011 02:55 PM Arrest Made Regarding Abandoned Corpse


Captain Kyle Marquart, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the arrest of Cassidy N. King, 25, of Moberly, Missouri, for the abandonment of a corpse.

Fri 5/6/2011 08:33 AMTroop E Driver Examination Stations To Close Temporarily


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff announces that due to regional flooding and the activation of Missouri National Guard units, designated Troop E Driver Examination sites are expected to be closed on certain dates.

Mon 5/2/2011 01:22 PMTroop E Driver Examination Stations To Close Temporarily


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff announces that due to regional flooding and the activation of Missouri National Guard units, designated Troop E Driver Examination sites will be closed.

Mon 5/2/2011 10:21 AMTroop E Continues To Respond To Flooding Conditions


With heavy rain continuing to fall in southeast Missouri, officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E, Poplar Bluff, continue to respond to those communities and areas in need of assistance with flood relief efforts.

Mon 5/2/2011 07:50 AMNational Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest Winners


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to announce that three young artists from Missouri’s fifth grade classrooms were selected as the top state winners in the 2011 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

Fri 4/29/2011 08:26 AMTroop E Announces DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that sometime during the month of May, troopers assigned to Troop E will conduct a DWI saturation within the Troop E area.

Wed 4/27/2011 04:40 PMRegatta Cancellation Extended For Table Rock AndTaneycomo Lakes Due To Flood Conditions


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces an extension of the regatta/fishing tournament permit cancellations on Table Rock Lake and Taneycomo Lake through May 8.

Wed 4/27/2011 02:37 PMDE Station Closings For May Holidays


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that during the month of May, driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Truman Day, on Monday, May 9, 2011, and Memorial Day, on Monday, May 30, 2011.

Wed 4/27/2011 01:26 PMTroop E Driver Examination Stations To Close Temporarily


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff announces that due to regional flooding and the activation of Missouri National Guard units, designated Troop E Driver Examination sites will be closed on the following dates.

Tue 4/26/2011 04:24 PMBoat Operation Considerations In Flooded Areas


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, asks boaters across the state to take extra precautions when boating in flooded areas.

Tue 4/26/2011 03:54 PM Flash Flooding Turns Deadly


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public that flooding or flash flooding continues to affect safety on the roadways.

Tue 4/26/2011 09:27 AMTroop E Responds To Flooding Conditions


Recent heavy rain in Southeast Missouri has caused widespread flash flooding. Troop E, which encompasses 13 counties in Southeast Missouri, has been hit particularly hard.

Mon 4/25/2011 12:10 PMFlash Flooding Reminder


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public that flooding or flash flooding affects safety on the roadway. Flash flooding, due to the recent heavy rains, can be expected over the next few days and can be especially dangerous.

Fri 4/22/2011 08:26 AMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement-Wayne County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that sometime during the month of May 2011, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Wayne County.

Fri 4/22/2011 08:25 AM Troop E Officers Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces from May 4, 2011 through May 13, 2011, Troop E officers will be joining other Missouri law enforcement agencies during the Youth Alcohol Mobilization.

Mon 4/18/2011 01:32 PMMCSAP Safety Truck Check-Cape Girardeau and Pemiscot Counties


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announced a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project (MCSAP) will be held in Cape Girardeau and Pemiscot counties from April 25 to April 29, 2011.

Mon 4/18/2011 01:03 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Spotcheck In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Butler County, beginning at 11 p.m. on April 16, 2011 and ending at 3 a.m. on April 17, 2011.

Mon 4/18/2011 08:28 AMPatrol Honors 30 Employees At Annual Ceremony (Part 2 of 2)


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is proud to announce 30 employees were honored at the Patrol’s annual awards and The MASTERS banquet on April 16, 2011.

Mon 4/18/2011 08:25 AMPatrol Honors 30 Employees At Annual Ceremony (Part 1 of 2)


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is proud to announce 30 employees were honored at the Patrol’s annual awards and The MASTERS banquet on April 16, 2011.

Mon 4/11/2011 02:27 PMTraffic Stop on Interstate 57 Results In Drug Arrest


On April 9, 2011, at approximately 11:40 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2005 Volvo Conventional tractor and trailer traveling northbound on Interstate 57 in Mississippi for a traffic violation.

Mon 4/11/2011 01:21 PMResults Of Troop E Driving While Intoxicated Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a driving while intoxicated saturation conducted in Troop E, which began on April 9, 2011 at 7 p.m. and ended on April 11, 2011 at 3 a.m.

Fri 4/8/2011 09:42 AMResults Of Hazardous Moving Violation Project In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces the results of a hazardous moving project conducted in Troop E.

Mon 4/4/2011 02:49 PMNational Public Safety Telecommunications Week


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public that National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is April 10- 16, 2011.

Wed 3/30/2011 11:25 AMAnnouncements Of Sobriety Checkpoint, Saturation, and Hazardous Moving Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of April 2011, Troop E will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, a driving while intoxicated saturation, and a hazardous moving vehicle operation.

Mon 3/28/2011 10:02 AM Sergeant Dale H. Moreland Retires


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the retirement of Sergeant Dale H. Moreland effective April 1, 2011, after more than 32 years of dedicated service with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Fri 3/25/2011 11:13 AMTroop E Assigns New PIEO


Trooper Clark D. Parrott has been assigned as the new public information and education officer at Troop E Headquarters, Poplar Bluff.

Mon 3/21/2011 12:52 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Butler County, beginning at 11 p.m. on March 19, 2011, and ending at 3 a.m. on March 20, 2011.

Wed 3/16/2011 08:01 AMMissouri State Highway Patrol Seeking Trooper Applicants


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Fri 2/25/2011 12:38 PMStatewide Missouri Meth Lab Seizure Spiked Again In 2010; Increase Is 53 Percent Since 2007


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that across Missouri methamphetamine laboratory incident seizures totaled 1,960 during 2010, a 10 percent increase from 2009, and a 53 percent increase from 2007, when 1,285 methamphetamine laboratory incident seizures occurred in the state.

Fri 2/18/2011 10:22 AM93rd Recruit Class Begins At Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 45 people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on January 3, 2011, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper.

Tue 2/15/2011 10:11 AM Sgt. Shawn R. Satterfield Promoted


Sergeant Shawn R. Satterfield will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and designated the assistant director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control at General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Thu 2/10/2011 01:16 PM Warming Weather Spells Dangers On Ice -- Missouri State Highway Patrol Reminds Public Of Ice Safety


The Missouri State Highway Patrol cautions the public to be wary of and avoid walking on frozen bodies of water. Most of Missouri’s waterways have been at least partially ice covered at some point over the last few months.

Thu 2/10/2011 09:29 AMMobile Meth Lab Results In Murder Arrest


On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Robert L. Bunch Jr., 30, of Doe Run, Missouri, at the Troop C Service Center in Park Hills, Missouri.

Mon 2/7/2011 02:33 PMMissouri State Highway Patrol’s New Online Tool Will Provide Most Criminal History Checks In Seconds


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced today the launch of a Web site that will allow the public to obtain name-based open record criminal background checks in a matter of seconds.

Fri 2/4/2011 12:04 PMPatrol Thanks Public For Assistance During Blizzard


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to thank the public for its assistance during the recent blizzard.

Fri 2/4/2011 07:56 AM Driver Examination Stations Close


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of
Lincoln’s Birthday (observed), on Friday, February 11, 2011, and Washington’s Birthday, on Monday, February 21, 2011.

Thu 2/3/2011 07:38 AMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Butler County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of March 2011, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Butler County.

Wed 2/2/2011 09:56 AMI-70 Re-Opens But Patrol Still Urges Limited Travel And Extreme Caution


The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to discourage travel following this week's hazardous winter storm. Freezing rain followed by sleet, heavy snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures has made driving treacherous and dangerous, as all highways continue to be snow covered.

Tue 2/1/2011 11:21 AMPatrol Continues To Discourage Travel During Hazardous Winter Weather


The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to discourage travel during this week's hazardous weather conditions. Freezing rain followed by sleet, heavy snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures will continue to make driving treacherous and dangerous should you break down or slide off the road and become stranded.

Mon 1/31/2011 03:48 PMDock Safety Urged In Anticipation Of Major Weather Event


Major Thomas E. Roam, director of the Water Patrol Division, reminds dock owners to keep safety in mind with the pending winter weather warnings.

Mon 1/31/2011 12:18 PMMissouri State Highway Patrol Discourages Travel During Hazardous Weather


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is discouraging travel during this week's hazardous weather conditions. Freezing rain followed by sleet, heavy snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures will make driving treacherous and dangerous should you break down or slide off the road and become stranded.

Sat 1/29/2011 11:12 AMHighway Patrol Responds To Quadruple Boating Fatality On The Niangua River


On the evening of January 29, 2011, The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the Lead Mine Conservation Area on the Niangua River in Dallas County due to a reported capsized boat with an individual in the water.

Wed 1/12/2011 02:39 PMAMBER Alert Program Expands To Facebook


Life-saving AMBER Alerts are now available to the millions of people on the social networking service Facebook, including those who live in Missouri.

Mon 1/10/2011 11:38 AMWinter Weather Has Arrived! Drive With Caution!


Snow is falling or in the weather forecast for much of Missouri. Winter weather calls for drivers to make adjustments! The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during inclement weather.

Wed 1/5/2011 08:58 AMDriver Examination Stations Close Statewide For Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 17, 2011.

Mon 1/3/2011 03:26 PM Holiday Totals For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the traffic crash and DWI enforcement totals for both Christmas and New Year’s counting periods for the 13-county Troop E area.

Mon 1/3/2011 09:07 AM Patrol Reports One Fatality During New Year’s Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports one person died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Friday, December 31, 2010 to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 2, 2011.

Wed 12/29/2010 09:25 AMNew Troopers Assigned To Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the assignments of two new troopers to Troop E.

Mon 12/27/2010 10:16 AM Patrol Reports Two Traffic Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two people died during the Christmas holiday counting period--from 6 p.m., Thursday, December 23, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2010.

Wed 12/22/2010 04:36 PMSgt. David K. Striegel Promoted


Sergeant David K. Striegel will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and designated the director of the Aircraft Division at General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Mon 12/20/2010 09:18 AMBring In The New Year Safely!


The end of this year is fast approaching, and many Missourians will make plans to bring in 2011 in a special way. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration.

Mon 12/20/2010 09:16 AM Colonel Ron Replogle Announces Retirement of Lt. Gregory L. Word


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Lieutenant Gregory L. Word, General Headquarters, after more than 31 years of dedicated service. Lt. Word’s retirement is effective January 1, 2011.

Fri 12/17/2010 11:48 AM Patrol Commissions 92nd Recruit Class


Thirty-six Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, December 17, 2010, in Jefferson City, MO.

Tue 12/14/2010 03:12 PMHave A Safe Christmas Holiday!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to inform the public that last year over the Christmas holiday, there were 1,749 traffic crashes during the counting period. In those crashes, 11 people were killed and another 557 were injured.

Mon 12/13/2010 01:58 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Butler County, beginning on December 10, 2010, at 11 p.m. and ending on December 11, 2010, at 3 a.m.

Mon 12/6/2010 04:17 PMTroop E Announces DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of December. Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations in some of the 13 counties of Southeast Missouri that make up Troop E.


Mon 12/6/2010 10:00 AMDriver Examination Stations Close December 24 and December 31, 2010



The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates:
December 24, 2010, in observance of Christmas. (Normal operations will resume on Monday, December 27, 2010.) December 31, 2010 in observance of New Year’s Day. (Normal operations will resume on Monday, January 3, 2011.)

Fri 12/3/2010 07:52 AMPatrol Commissions 92nd Recruit Class


Thirty-six Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, December 17, 2010, in Jefferson City, MO.

Mon 11/29/2010 03:33 PM2010 Thanksgiving And C.A.R.E. Totals For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Thanksgiving traffic crash and enforcement totals for Troop E. This year’s traffic crash counting period began at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2010.

Mon 11/29/2010 08:50 AMFour Fatalities Over 2010 Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2010.

Tue 11/23/2010 02:00 PM Sobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Butler County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of December 2010, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Butler County. The operation will be conducted in cooperation with other local area law enforcement agencies.

Tue 11/23/2010 08:12 AM Lieutenant Kevin A. Geiger Promoted To Captain


Colonel Ron K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that effective December 1, 2010, Lieutenant Kevin A. Geiger is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Driver Examination Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.


Thu 11/18/2010 12:39 PMMissouri State Highway Patrol Recognized For Best Overall Traffic Safety Program


International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) awards Patrol first place in "1,001 - 2,500 State Police & Highway Patrols category for National Law Enforcement Challenge.

Mon 11/15/2010 08:11 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Retirement of Captain Gary L. Moore


Captain Gary L. Moore, General Headquarters, retires after more than 29 years of dedicated service. Capt. Moore’s retirement is effective December 1, 2010.

Wed 11/10/2010 02:36 PMPlease Drive Safely Over Thanksgiving Holiday


Many Missourians will travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend to enjoy time with friends and family.

Fri 11/5/2010 01:58 PM New Patrol Recruiter Assigned In Southeast Missouri


Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendant of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to announce the assignment of a new Patrol recruiter to the Southeast Missouri area.

Mon 11/1/2010 04:40 PMDriver Examination Stations Close November 11 and November 25, 2010


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of
Veterans’ Day, on Thursday, November 11, 2010 (normal operations will resume on Friday, November 12, 2010), and Thanksgiving Day, on Thursday, November 25, 2010 (normal operations will resume on Friday, November 26, 2010).

Fri 10/22/2010 11:45 AMMissouri State Highway Patrol Launches Sex Offender E-mail Alert System


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced today a new e-mail alert system that allows the public to receive automatic notifications regarding registered sexual offenders living or working in their area.

Fri 10/22/2010 11:42 AMDriver Examination Station Closes for Election


The testing hours of the Piedmont Driver Examination Station will be affected by the election on November 2, 2010. On November 2, 2010, the Piedmont DE Station will be closed.

Fri 10/15/2010 03:14 PMTroop C Pilot Killed In Helicopter Crash


On Friday, October 15, 2010, at approximately 11:10 a.m. Sergeant Joseph G. Schuengel, the pilot for Troop C, Weldon Spring, was killed in a helicopter crash.

Wed 10/13/2010 08:51 AM Trick Or Treat -- Keep Safety In Mind On Halloween!


Halloween can be fun for everyone, with parties, costumes, decorations, and treats. The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to keep safety in mind as they celebrate this holiday.

Thu 10/7/2010 08:57 AMOctober Is Crime Prevention Month!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Crime Prevention Council in observing October 2010 as National Crime Prevention Month. It is always smart to keep safety in mind, no matter where you are.

Tue 10/5/2010 12:42 PM Drive Carefully! Deer More Active This Time Of Year!


Drivers are reminded to watch for deer, which are more active this time of year, especially during evening and nighttime hours.

Thu 9/30/2010 03:44 PMTroop E: Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrests


On September 28, 2010, at approximately 10:18 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2010 Chevrolet Impala traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Mon 9/27/2010 03:27 PMDriver Examination Stations Close October 11, 2010


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the
Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 11, 2010. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

Tue 9/21/2010 07:56 AMTroop E Driver Examination Stations Closed On October 6, 2010


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the driver examination stations in Charleston, Fredericktown, and Kennett will be closed on October 6, 2010.

Mon 9/20/2010 08:30 AMNational Missing Children's Day Poster Contest


The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the kickoff of the National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest to begin on September 20, 2010. All poster entries must be received no later than March 4, 2011.

Wed 9/15/2010 11:26 AMPatrol Vehicles Share Anti-Texting Message


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced today that the agency’s newest safety campaign---an anti-texting while driving message---will be taken “on the road”.

Thu 9/9/2010 03:23 PMTroop E: Motor Vehicle Inspection Division Offices Closed on September 24, 2010


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Troop E Motor Vehicle Inspection Division offices in Poplar Bluff and Sikeston will be closed on September 24, 2010, for personnel training.

Thu 9/9/2010 03:06 PM 2010 Labor Day Holiday & Operation C.A.R.E. Totals For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Labor Day traffic crash and enforcement totals for Troop E.

Wed 9/8/2010 04:16 PMStay Alert During Harvest Time!


Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. Motorists should be aware that farm machinery traffic will be heavier than normal during harvest time--especially on rural highways.

Wed 9/8/2010 01:18 PMNational Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19-25, 2010).

Tue 9/7/2010 09:23 AMSeven People Die In Traffic Crashes Over Labor Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports seven fatalities during the 2010 Labor Day holiday. Last year, there were eight fatalities.

Fri 9/3/2010 11:21 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of DWI saturations conducted in Troop E, which began on August 27, 2010, at 11 p.m., and ended on August 28, 2010, at 3 a.m.

Fri 9/3/2010 10:25 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Cape Girardeau County, beginning on August 28, 2010, at 11 p.m., and ending on August 29, 2010, at 3 a.m.

Wed 9/1/2010 10:23 AMAll DE Stations Close For Labor Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6, 2010. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

Wed 8/18/2010 04:07 PMTroop E Announces DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of August. Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations in some of the 13 counties of Southeast Missouri that make up Troop E.

Tue 8/17/2010 12:53 PMTroop E Driver Examination Stations Change of Testing Hours


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the following schedule changes for driver examination stations in the Troop E area.

Mon 8/16/2010 12:39 PM Incident At Missouri State Fair


At approximately 8:45 p.m, on August 13, 2010, the Wade Entertainment hospitality tent, located near the midway portion of the Missouri State Fair Grounds in Sedalia, Missouri, collapsed during a brief wind storm.

Fri 8/13/2010 03:18 PMPatrol Shares Information About 2010 New Laws


The Missouri General Assembly recently enacted new legislation affecting vehicle operation, gambling, and illegal drugs, and Governor Jay Nixon has signed the legislation into law. Some of the laws contained an emergency clause, which went into effect upon the signing; others will go into effect August 28, 2010. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education.

Fri 8/13/2010 09:39 AM Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Holiday!


Labor Day weekend is fast approaching. Many families will plan one last special outing to mark the end of summer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to expect a change in traffic patterns during the Labor Day weekend.

Mon 8/9/2010 03:23 PMWatch For Students Returning To School!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools throughout the state are starting their 2010-2011 school year. Young people will be on the move -- walking, biking, and driving to school. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths.

Mon 8/9/2010 11:31 AM 92nd Recruit Class Begins At Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 44 people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on July 1, 2010, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper.

Thu 8/5/2010 08:51 AMTroop E Announces Farmers' Truck Check


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on August 17 and 18, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will be conducting voluntary commercial vehicle inspections for area farmers.

Fri 7/23/2010 11:30 AMMSHP Commissions 27 New Troopers


Twenty-seven Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on August 9, 2010. The 91st Recruit Class reported to the Academy on February 1, 2010. Graduation ceremonies for the 91st Recruit Class were held at the Academy today.

Thu 7/22/2010 01:30 PMMSHP Graduation Ceremony Moved Due To Heat Advisory


Due to the heat advisory for Friday, July 23, the graduation ceremony for 27 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers has been moved to the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy gymnasium, located at General Headquarters, 1510 Elm Street, Jefferson City. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.

Tue 7/20/2010 09:07 AMThe Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri.

Tue 7/6/2010 03:29 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Cape Girardeau County, beginning on July 2, 2010, at 11 p.m., and ending on July 3, 2010, at 3 a.m.

Tue 7/6/2010 02:44 PM Troop E Fourth of July Holiday Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, announces Fourth of July weekend totals for Troop E. There was one fatality in the 13-county area of Troop E

Tue 7/6/2010 09:53 AM12 Die In Traffic Crashes Over July Fourth Weekend


Twelve people died in traffic crashes during the 2010 July Fourth holiday counting period. The counting period began at 6 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2010, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 5, 2010.

Fri 6/25/2010 01:42 PMNew Recruiter Assigned To Troop E


On June 20, 2010, Sergeant Larry R. Clark was designated as the Troop E recruitment officer.

Mon 6/21/2010 10:02 AMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Cape Girardeau County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of July 2010, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Cape Girardeau County.

Mon 6/21/2010 08:22 AMColonel Replogle Announces July 1 Promotions


Isringhausen, Gregory, Kerperin Promoted.

Mon 6/21/2010 08:21 AMHave A Safe July Fourth Weekend!


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming July Fourth holiday.

Fri 6/18/2010 10:58 AMCpl. Douglas M. McDaniel Promoted To Sergeant


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announced effective June 1, 2010, the promotion of Corporal Douglas M. McDaniel to sergeant.

Thu 6/17/2010 08:52 AMSergeant Thomas L. Breen Retires


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Sergeant Thomas L. “Tom” Breen effective July 1, 2010. Sgt. Breen retires after 36 years of dedicated service to the people of Missouri.

Tue 6/15/2010 04:04 PMStatewide School Bus Inspection Program Results


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces results of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division's 2010 school bus inspection program.

Tue 6/15/2010 11:21 AMTroop E Driver Examination Stations Change of Testing Hours


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the driver examination stations in Kennett will change for Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

Tue 6/15/2010 08:19 AMCaptain Billy E. Chadwick, Troop G Commanding Officer, Retires July 1, 2010


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain Billy E. Chadwick, Troop G, Willow Springs, effective July 1, 2010. Captain Chadwick retires after 35 and a half years of dedicated service to the people of Missouri.

Mon 6/7/2010 07:57 AMTroop E Announces DWI Saturations and Sobriety Checkpoint- Wayne County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations and a sobriety checkpoint during the month of June

Fri 6/4/2010 12:42 PM40th Anniversary Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the media that the 40th anniversary session of the Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy will take place June 7-11, 2010, at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City.

Thu 6/3/2010 07:28 AMTroop E Announces Memorial Day Weekend Totals


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Tue 6/1/2010 10:20 AMNine People Die In Traffic Crashes Over Memorial Day Holiday


Nine people died in traffic crashes over the 2010 Memorial Day weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 270 traffic crashes resulting in 133 injuries and seven of the nine fatalities.

Fri 5/28/2010 10:09 AMPatrol Announces New Safety Video


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to inform the public about the agency’s newest traffic safety video “Permanent”.

Mon 5/24/2010 10:51 AMJune 1 Promotions/Transfers


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces several promotions/transfers effective June 1, 2010.

Mon 5/24/2010 10:20 AMTroop F To Participate In "10-mile Trooper Project"


Captain Dale A. Schmidt, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, announces that Troop F will participate in a program designed to provide maximum manpower during the travel days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Thu 5/20/2010 02:58 PMMajor A. Dale Penn Retires June 1, 2010


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following retirement effective June 1, 2010: Major A. Dale Penn, commander of the Field Operations Bureau, will retire after more than 36 years of dedicated service to the people of Missouri.

Mon 5/17/2010 01:21 PMPatrol Contingent Attends National Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony In Washington, D.C.


Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Dennis E. Engelhard’s sacrifice was remembered during the National Law Enforcement Memorial Service this past weekend. His name was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, in Washington, D.C.

Wed 5/12/2010 11:27 AMNational Missing Children’s Day


All Missouri citizens are encouraged to drive with their headlights on throughout the day on May 25, to “light the way home” for our missing youth. The wearing of a white ribbon also symbolizes the continued fight to return children safely home.

Wed 5/12/2010 08:02 AMHave A Safe Memorial Day!


Whether you will be visiting family, going to one of Missouri’s lakes, or enjoying other travel destinations, the Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to think about safety when making plans for the upcoming holiday weekend.

Tue 5/11/2010 02:41 PMProtecting the Farming Community


The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Rural Crimes Unit, and the Missouri Farm Protection Task Force encourages the farming community to be extremely observant of activities in their community, and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. With the upcoming spring planting and hay baling season, we encourage people who live in the rural areas to be mindful of the risks of equipment, livestock, and anhydrous ammonia thefts.

Mon 5/3/2010 12:23 PMDriver Examination Stations Close May 7 & 30


DE Stations Close On Holidays In May

Mon 5/3/2010 10:50 AMMSHP Invites Public To Child Identification Program


Members of the media and the public are encouraged to attend a special child identification event on May 26, 2010, at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Safety Education Center, 1510 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO. Parents will be able to bring their child(ren) to the center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day to have an identification card made.

Mon 5/3/2010 09:59 AMTroop E Officers To Participate in "Click It Or Ticket" Enforcement Campaign


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that from May 24, 2010, through June 6, 2010, Troop E officers will be conducting a “Click It Or Ticket” operation in Scott and Stoddard counties.

Mon 5/3/2010 09:57 AM Sobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Cape Girardeau County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of May 2010, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Cape Girardeau County.

Thu 4/29/2010 04:26 PMCuba Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested In Phelps County


At approximately 10:35 a.m., April 29, 2010, the First Community National Bank of Cuba was robbed by a white male, who stated he was armed. Following the robbery, the suspect reportedly fled in a white, Dodge Grand Caravan, bearing Missouri license plates. The description of the suspect and the vehicle used matched that of five previous bank robberies that had occurred in the following Missouri communities: Moberly, Sedalia, Rolla, Chillicothe, and El Dorado Springs.

Wed 4/21/2010 02:41 PMCancellation of AMBER: Children In Jeopardy Workshop On April 23, 2010


The AMBER Alert: Children In Jeopardy Workshop, scheduled for Friday April 23, 2010 and sponsored by the Missouri Press Association at the Missouri State Highway Patrol General Headquarters in Jefferson City has been cancelled.

Tue 4/20/2010 04:16 PM Results Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Butler County, beginning on April 16, 2010, at 11 p.m. and ending on April 17, 2010, at 3 a.m.

Mon 4/19/2010 01:01 PMPatrol Honors 13 Employees


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is proud to announce 13 employees were honored at the Patrol’s 20th annual awards and The MASTERS banquet on April 17, 2010.

Fri 4/2/2010 03:27 PMSgt. Ethan P. Ahern Designated As Patrol’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces effective April 1, 2010, Sergeant Ethan P. Ahern transferred to the Field Operations Bureau at General Headquarters, Jefferson City, and was designated emergency preparedness coordinator for the Patrol.

Tue 3/30/2010 08:25 AMPatrol Announces New Safety Video


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to announce that a new traffic safety video is available to the public. The production of the video was a joint effort between the Patrol, MoDOt's Office of Highway Safety and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. The video explains what a driver should do if the wheels of their vehicle drop off the edge of the roadway.

Mon 3/22/2010 09:05 AMWilt Named Commander Of Troop B, Macon


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective April 1, 2010: Lieutenant James E. Wilt is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, MO.

Wed 3/17/2010 01:32 PMAMBER: Children In Jeopardy Workshop Set To Help Missouri Media Find Missing Children


Missouri media outlets are invited to attend the AMBER: Children In Jeopardy Workshop scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23, 2010, at the Missouri State Highway Patrol, General Headquarters Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO.

Wed 3/17/2010 09:46 AM Results Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Butler County, beginning on March 13, 2010, at 11 p.m., and ending on March 14, 2010, at 3 a.m.

Mon 3/15/2010 08:50 AMCaptain John W. Elliott Retires


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain John W. Elliott, Troop B, Macon, after more than 35 years of dedicated service. Capt. Elliott’s retirement is effective April 1, 2010.

Mon 3/15/2010 08:48 AMLieutenant Bruce Clemonds Retires


Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Lieutenant Bruce T. Clemonds effective April 1, 2010, after over 29 years of dedicated service.

Tue 3/2/2010 09:54 AMTroop E Offers Church Security Program


The Missouri State Highway Patrol has developed a church security program to provide helpful guidelines for churches who may be interested in this topic.

Mon 3/1/2010 11:37 AMColonel Ron Replogle Announces Upcoming Personnel Changes


Retirements, Promotions, and Transfers for April 1, 2010, and June 1, 2010, are announced.

Mon 3/1/2010 10:49 AMTroop E: Sobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Butler County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of March 2010, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Butler County. The operation will be conducted in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.

Mon 3/1/2010 10:48 AMTroop E Officers To Conduct Special Enforcement Operations During March 2010


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will be conducting Selective Traffic Enforcement Operations throughout Troop E on March 24 and April 7, 2010.

Mon 3/1/2010 09:55 AMColonel Replogle Announces Promotions


Lieutenant Malik A. Henderson promoted to captain and named director of the Motor Vehicle Division. Lieutenant Kyle D. Marquart promoted to captain and named director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control.

Mon 3/1/2010 09:22 AMTroop E Driver Examination Stations Change Testing Hours


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the driver examination stations in Dexter and Kennett will make several changes.

Mon 3/1/2010 07:57 AMCaptain David P. Perkins Named Director Of Training Division


Colonel Ron K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that effective March 1, 2010 Captain David P. Perkins will transfer from the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division to the Training Division and serve as director.

Mon 3/1/2010 07:56 AMCaptain Luke Vislay Promoted To Major


Colonel Ron K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that effective March 1, 2010, Captain Luke Vislay is being promoted to the rank of major and designated commander of the Criminal Investigation Bureau.


Mon 3/1/2010 07:53 AMColonel Ron Replogle Assumes Command As Patrol Superintendent


Colonel Ron Replogle was sworn in today, March 1, 2010, as Missouri State Highway Patrol superintendent by the Honorable Mary Rhodes Russell, Missouri Supreme Court.

Fri 2/26/2010 12:07 PMCeremony Marks Colonel Keathley’s Retirement


Local, state, and federal law enforcement leaders from across Missouri joined legislators, judges, state government directors, Patrol employees, friends and family for Colonel James F. Keathley’s retirement reception on Thursday, February 25, 2010. The reception took place at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy at General Headquarters in Jefferson City.

Fri 2/19/2010 10:52 AMCaptain Jerel A. Schomer Retires


Captain Jerel A. Schomer will retire effective March 1, 2010, with more than 29 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri.

Thu 2/18/2010 09:12 AMNo Passing Zones Designed To Increase Safety


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists of the importance of passing vehicles safely. When a solid yellow line appears, it indicates a no passing zone for the drivers on the same side of the center line as the yellow one.

Wed 2/17/2010 10:53 AMColonel James F. Keathley Retires


A more detailed news release regarding Colonel Keathley's career is provided.

Tue 2/9/2010 02:43 PMTroop E: Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On February 7, 2010, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a Missouri State Highway Patrol commercial vehicle inspector while working at the E-2 North Weigh Station on Interstate 55 signaled a 2000 Kenworth truck pulling a box trailer to stop at the weigh station.

Thu 2/4/2010 09:48 AMFLIR Connection Between Patrol Helicopter & MCCV Installed


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public about the new integrated forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera and a microwave downlink system installed on N90MP helicopter and the Mobile Command and Communication Vehicle (MCCV).

Thu 2/4/2010 09:47 AMThe Missouri State Highway Patrol Is Seeking Trooper Applicants


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri, and one location in Illinois.

Mon 2/1/2010 01:04 PMDriver Examination Stations Close February 12 & 15


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Washington’s Birthday (observed).

Wed 1/20/2010 11:41 AMTroop E: Traffic Stop On Interstate 57 Results in Drug Arrest


January 18, 2010, at approximately 3:00 a.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1999 Nissan Maxima traveling north on Interstate 57 in Mississippi County for a traffic violation.

Mon 1/11/2010 09:58 AMDriver Examination Station Closing


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the driver examination stations in Charleston, Fredericktown, and Kennett will be closed on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, due to an administrative meeting.

Thu 1/7/2010 04:08 PMColonel James F. Keathley Announces His Retirement


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced today in a joint news conference with Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon and DPS Director John Britt, that he will retire effective March 1, 2010.

Tue 1/5/2010 04:00 PM2009 Troop E Christmas And New Year's Traffic Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the traffic crash and enforcement totals for both the Christmas and New Year's counting periods for the Troop E area.

Tue 1/5/2010 10:13 AMTroop E: Fredericktown Resident Arrested On Sodomy Charges


Kenneth L. Tomlinson II, 42, of Fredericktown, Missouri, was arrested by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol on January 5, 2010, shortly after midnight.

Mon 1/4/2010 09:16 AM Driver Examination Stations Close


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 18, 2010. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, January 19, 2009.

Mon 1/4/2010 08:39 AMPatrol Reports Four Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four people died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2010. Troopers investigated 319 traffic crashes with 92 injuries and the four fatalities. In addition, troopers made 113 arrests for driving while intoxicated.

Thu 12/31/2009 08:32 AMMissouri Automated Road Condition Hotline Operational


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public that the Missouri Automated Road Condition Hotline is now in service.

Tue 12/29/2009 04:41 PMMissouri Automated Road Condition Hotline No Longer Available


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public that the Missouri Automated Road Condition Hotline is no longer in service.

Mon 12/28/2009 12:59 PMNew Troopers Assigned to Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the assignments of four new troopers to Troop E. These officers began training at the Highway Patrol Academy on July 1, 2009, and graduated on December 18, 2009, after receiving comprehensive training covering all facets of law enforcement.

Mon 12/28/2009 09:49 AMPatrol Reports 11 Traffic Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 11 people died during the Christmas holiday counting period--from 6 p.m., Thursday, December 24, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2009. The Patrol investigated 494 traffic crashes, which included 11 fatalities and 148 injuries. Troopers arrested 42 people for driving while intoxicated during this year’s Christmas holiday.

Fri 12/25/2009 07:23 PMCorporal Dennis E. Engelhard Dies After Being Struck By Car On Interstate 44


On Friday, December 25, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. Corporal Dennis E. Engelhard was completing an accident investigation on westbound Interstate 44 east of Eureka, Missouri. While waiting for a tow truck to arrive, Corporal Engelhard was struck by an SUV while standing behind his patrol vehicle.

Wed 12/23/2009 03:12 PMDDCC: Arrest Made In Cattle Theft Investigation


Captain Luke Vislay, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Patrol of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the arrest of Donald C. Vanderwalle, 67, of Bruning, NE, as a result of a cattle theft investigation conducted by the Rural Crimes Investigative Unit of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Tue 12/22/2009 01:18 PMBring In The New Year Safely!


The New Year’s holiday is a time to celebrate 2009 and an opportunity to bring in 2010 in a positive, safe way. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their holiday celebration.

Mon 12/21/2009 04:27 PM Results Of Troop E Operation Life Saver Weekend


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of Operation Life Saver Weekend conducted in Troop E, beginning on December 18, 2009, at 12:01 a.m. and ending on December 20, 2009, at 12:00 p.m.

Fri 12/18/2009 12:32 PMMSHP Commissions 25 New Troopers


Twenty-five Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on January 4, 2010. The 90th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on July 1, 2009. Graduation ceremonies for the 90th Recruit Class were held at the Academy today.

Thu 12/17/2009 02:10 PMMissouri's Graduated Driver License Video Now Available For Viewing


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites the public to view a new video about Missouri's Graduated Driver License law. Produced by the Patrol's Training Division in conjunction with the Department of Revenue, this video is aimed at teenagers and their parents.

Wed 12/16/2009 01:52 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Butler County, beginning on December 11, 2009, at 11 p.m. and ending on December 12, 2009, at 3 a.m.

Wed 12/16/2009 01:38 PM Troop E: Iron Driver Examination Station Closing


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Driver Examination Station in Ironton, Missouri, at the Iron County Courthouse, will be closed on December 24, 2009.

Wed 12/16/2009 01:34 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturations


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of recent DWI saturations conducted in some of the 13 counties in Southeast Missouri that make up Troop E.

Tue 12/15/2009 01:07 PM90th Recruit Class To Graduate From Patrol Academy


The media and the public are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for 25 new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers. This event is the culmination of 25 weeks of training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, MO. The graduation ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., on Friday, December 18, 2009, in the Academy gymnasium.

Thu 12/10/2009 11:15 AMPatrol Participates In Life Saver Weekend


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the Patrol’s participation in the 2009 C.A.R.E. Life Saver Weekend scheduled to begin just after midnight on Friday, December 18, 2009, and ending at midnight on Sunday, December 20, 2009.

Tue 12/8/2009 04:55 PMHave A Safe Christmas Holiday!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds travelers that holiday drivers will affect traffic patterns. If you’re planning a trip during the holiday, please keep this in mind. Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.

Mon 12/7/2009 11:44 AMWinter Weather Approaches! Drive With Caution!


Recent weather forecasts indicate winter is on its way. Whether rain, sleet, ice, or snow, drivers need to make adjustments when the weather changes. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during inclement weather.

Wed 12/2/2009 10:35 AMTroop E Announces DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of December. During the month of December, Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations in some of the 13 counties of Southeast Missouri that make up Troop E.

Wed 12/2/2009 10:33 AM"10 -Mile Trooper Project" in Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a two-day enforcement operation in Troop E. The ten-mile trooper operation was conducted on Interstate 55 on November 25, 2009 and November 29, 2009.

Tue 12/1/2009 04:17 PM Missouri Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Deaths Lowest In 25 Years


Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stepped up enforcement activities over the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday weekend by participating in two enforcement programs.

Tue 12/1/2009 08:31 AMDriver Examination Stations Close For Holidays


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public of the following closings for driver examination stations throughout the state during the month of December 2009.

Mon 11/30/2009 02:36 PMTroop E Driver Examination Schedule Changes


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Doniphan Driver Examination Station will have a change in hours of operation effective on December 3, 2009.

Mon 11/30/2009 02:35 PM Sobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Butler County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of December 2009, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Butler County.

Mon 11/30/2009 02:27 PM2009 Thanksgiving And C.A.R.E. Totals For Troop E


aptain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Thanksgiving traffic crash and enforcement totals for Troop E. This year’s traffic crash counting period began at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2009, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 29, 2009.

Mon 11/30/2009 09:40 AMTwo Fatalities Over 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2009.

Wed 11/25/2009 04:23 PMJoint Narcotics Investigation Results In Arrests


Members of the Mineral Area Drug Task Force (MADTF) and the Missouri State Highway Patrol recognized a pattern of heroin overdoses within the Mineral Area, several of which had resulted in the deaths of younger adults. The Highway Patrol, St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, and MADTF organized a concentrated enforcement effort in response to these local tragedies.

Wed 11/18/2009 12:52 PM Rural Major Case Squad Is De-activated In Lafayette County Child Sex Crimes Investigation


Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, in conjunction with Sheriff Kerrick Alumbaugh, Lafayette County, announce effective today at noon, the Rural Missouri Major Case Squad will be de-activated in Lafayette County. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation. Any further media inquiries will be handled through the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Tue 11/17/2009 04:28 PMTroop A: Additional Charges Filed In Connection With Child Sex Crimes Investigation


Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, in conjunction with Sheriff Kerrick Alumbaugh, Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, announce additional charges have been filed by the Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on November 16, 2009. The recent charges are in addition to those filed earlier last week.

Fri 11/13/2009 12:17 PMPlease Drive Safely Over Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that wearing a seat belt can save your life. Many Missourians will travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend to enjoy time with friends and family. If you will be traveling this holiday, please make sure your car is in good condition before beginning your trip. It is also important that you are well rested before you start driving.

Thu 11/12/2009 08:16 PMSixth Person Arrested In Lafayette County Mohler Investigation


As a result of the press conference held on November 11, 2009, further information has been developed that has resulted in the identification of additional victims in the case. Investigators also received information that has resulted in the arrest of a sixth suspect.

Mon 11/9/2009 10:32 AMInterstate 70 H.E.A.T. Enforcement Effort


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results for the cooperative High Enforcement Action Team (H.E.A.T.) effort. Seventeen law enforcement agencies provided additional enforcement activity on Interstate 70 during a specific 24-hour period. Departments patrolled Interstate 70 from 6 a.m., on Friday, October 23, 2009 through 6 a.m., on Saturday, October 24, 2009.


Wed 11/4/2009 04:34 PMDriver Examination Stations Close


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for two upcoming holidays.

Wed 11/4/2009 04:11 PMASPCA Recognizes Criminal Investigators


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to commend Sgt. Terry Mills and Sgt. Jeffrey Heath, who are criminal investigators within the Division of Drug and Crime Control.

Mon 10/26/2009 11:37 AMTraffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On October 18, 2009, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Impala traveling south on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County for a traffic violation.

Thu 10/22/2009 03:40 PMH.E.A.T. Enforcement Effort Results


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results for the cooperative High Enforcement Action Team (H.E.A.T.) effort. Twenty-five law enforcement agencies provided additional enforcement activity on Interstate 44 during a specific 24-hour period.

Wed 10/21/2009 03:18 PMPatrol Cautions Motorists: Watch For Deer!


During this time of year, deer are more active, especially during evening and nighttime hours. Deer behavior changes for many reasons this time of year. It’s mating season, which may cause an increase in roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may cause these animals to be in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert.

Thu 10/15/2009 11:44 AMTroop E Driver Examination Schedule Changes


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the following driver examination stations will have a change in hours of operation effective on November 2, 2009.

Thu 10/15/2009 08:53 AM Patrol Turns Up The H.E.A.T.


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol is joining local and county law enforcement agencies in a High Enforcement Action Team (H.E.A.T.) project.

Thu 10/15/2009 08:50 AMTrick Or Treat -- Keep Safety In Mind On Halloween!


Halloween can be fun for everyone, with parties, costumes, decorations, and treats. The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to keep safety in mind as they celebrate this holiday. Motorists are reminded to pay attention for trick-or-treating children, weather, and an increase in motorists which may affect traffic patterns.

Wed 10/14/2009 09:38 AM National School Bus Safety Week


"Last year, one person was killed and 400 people were injured in school bus crashes. Missouri experienced 1,069 traffic crashes involving school buses,” said Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Patrol. “Drivers must stay alert at all times, but especially in areas where schoolchildren are traveling to and from Missouri's schools."

Fri 10/9/2009 10:27 AMMissouri’s Expanded DNA Profiling Law Connects Suspect To Crime


The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that a DNA “match” made from a DNA sample analyzed at the Patrol’s Springfield Crime Laboratory has resulted in the first criminal charge being filed as a result of Missouri’s recently expanded DNA law.

Thu 10/1/2009 09:07 AMOctober Is Crime Prevention Month!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Crime Prevention Council in observing October 2009 as National Crime Prevention Month. It is always smart to keep safety in mind, no matter where you are. Missourians can help decrease crime with a few simple habits.

Thu 10/1/2009 09:05 AMDE Stations Closed October 12


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the upcoming holidays: Monday, October 12, 2009, in observance of Columbus Day. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, October 13, 2009.

Mon 9/21/2009 04:11 PMTroop E: Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results in Drug Arrest


On September 17, 2009, at approximately 1:20 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Mon 9/21/2009 01:07 PMTroop E: Driver Examination Station Closings


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces several driver examination stations will have a change in hours of operation or will be closed on September 29, 2009.

Wed 9/16/2009 11:29 AM Felony Charges Filed In Theft Of 48 Head Of Cattle


The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces felony charges have been filed against two individuals as a result of a criminal investigation conducted by Missouri’s Livestock and Farm Protection Task Force.

Mon 9/14/2009 08:12 AMStay Alert During Harvest Time!


Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. Motorists should be aware that farm machinery traffic will be heavier than normal during harvest time--especially on rural highways.

Thu 9/10/2009 10:40 AM2009 Labor Day Crash And C.A.R.E. Totals For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Labor Day traffic crash and enforcement totals for Troop E. This year’s counting period began at 6:00 p.m., Friday September 4, 2009, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday September 7, 2009.

Wed 9/9/2009 12:28 PMTroop E Results Of "10-Mile Trooper Project"


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a two-day enforcement operation in Troop E. The 10-mile trooper operation was conducted on Interstate 55 on September 4, 2009, and September 7, 2009.

Wed 9/9/2009 12:13 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of DWI saturations conducted in some of the 13 counties in Southeast Missouri that make up Troop E.

Wed 9/9/2009 11:56 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Cape Girardeau County, beginning on September 5, 2009, at 10 p.m. and ending on September 6, 2009, at 3 a.m. During the operation, troopers were assigned to conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a location known to have a high number of alcohol-related arrests and traffic crashes.

Wed 9/9/2009 11:52 AMNational Missing Children's Day Poster Contest


The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the kick off of the National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest to begin on September 15, 2009. The contest will end on January 13, 2010, National Amber Alert Awareness Day.

Tue 9/8/2009 09:18 AMSeven People Die In Traffic Crashes Over Labor Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports seven fatalities during the 2009 Labor Day holiday. Last year, there were nine fatalities. The 2009 counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, September 4, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 7, 2009.

Thu 9/3/2009 09:35 AMNational Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 12-18, 2009). The primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in motor vehicles of the importance of child safety seats and seat belts.

Fri 8/28/2009 01:44 PM Troop E Announces DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of September.

Fri 8/28/2009 01:42 PMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Cape Girardeau County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of September 2009, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Cape Girardeau County.

Fri 8/28/2009 01:41 PM "10 -Mile Trooper Project" In Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will participate in a program designed to provide maximum manpower coverage during the upcoming days of the Labor Day weekend.

Tue 8/25/2009 08:44 AMMSHP’s 90th Recruit Class Begins Training At Academy


Thirty-five people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on July 1, 2009, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper. The 90th Recruit Class is scheduled to graduate on December 18, 2009.

Tue 8/25/2009 08:40 AMNew Laws Affecting Vehicle Operation


The Missouri General Assembly recently enacted new legislation affecting vehicle operation, and Governor Jay Nixon has signed the legislation into law. Some of the laws contained an emergency clause and went into effect upon the signing; others will go into effect August 28, 2009. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education of motor vehicle laws.

Fri 8/21/2009 09:24 AMEnjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend!


The Labor Day counting period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 4, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2009. Last year, 9 people were killed and 473 persons were injured in 1,026 traffic crashes occurring during the Labor Day holiday counting period.

Thu 8/13/2009 02:15 PMAccreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment On Patrol



"A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., will arrive on August 22, 2009, to examine all aspects of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's policies and procedures, management, and operations and support services," Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Patrol, announced today.

Mon 8/10/2009 01:06 PMPatrol: School Is In Session! Watch For Changes In Traffic Patterns!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools throughout the state are starting their 2009-2010 school year. Young people will be on the move -- walking, biking, and driving to school.

Tue 8/4/2009 09:26 AMThe Missouri State Highway Patrol Is Testing For New Troopers


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. There are over 30 statewide vacancies for trooper. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 92nd Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training July 1, 2010. The application deadline is October 2, 2009

Fri 7/10/2009 10:51 AM MSHP Commissions 29 New Troopers


Twenty-nine Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on July 27, 2009.

Fri 7/10/2009 08:12 AM89th Recruit Class To Graduate From Patrol Academy (LOCATION CHANGE)


The media and the public are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for 29 new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers. This event is the culmination of 25 weeks of training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, MO.

Thu 7/9/2009 03:28 PMMissouri Law And ATVs


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public of some Missouri laws regarding the operation and ownership of ATVs (all terrain vehicles).

Wed 7/8/2009 11:59 AM2009 July 4th Crash And C.A.R.E. Totals For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the July 4th traffic crash and enforcement totals for Troop E.

Tue 7/7/2009 12:53 PM89th Recruit Class To Graduate From Patrol Academy


The media and the public are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for 29 new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers.

Mon 7/6/2009 01:39 PMSeven Deaths During July Fourth Weekend


Seven people died in traffic crashes during the 2009 July Fourth holiday counting period.

Tue 6/30/2009 09:25 AMTroop E Announces Farmers Truck Check


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that on July 8 and July 9, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the Troop E Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will be conducting voluntary commercial vehicle inspections.

Mon 6/29/2009 04:31 PMTroop E: Sobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Wayne County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of July 2009, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Wayne County.

Mon 6/29/2009 04:16 PMTroop E Announces DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of July.

Fri 6/26/2009 03:59 PMPatrol Assists ATF In Federal Search Warrant Resulting In One Arrest


In the early hours of June 25, 2009, the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) with the execution of a search warrant on the property of Robert N. Joos, of Powell, MO.

Fri 6/19/2009 01:23 PMDrive Safely During July Fourth Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming July Fourth holiday.

Wed 6/10/2009 07:53 AMPatrol Releases Results For 2009 School Bus Inspection Program


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to provide the public with information regarding the 2009 school bus inspection program.

Mon 6/1/2009 12:38 PMTrooper Honored For Fiery Crash Rescue Caught on Dash Camera


On Wednesday May 27, 2009, Governor Jay Nixon presented the April 2009 State Employee of the Month award to Sergeant Dale O. Jinkens, Troop A, at a ceremony held in the Governor’s Office at the Capitol. Sergeant Jinkens was named the April 2009 State Employee of the Month for his courageous lifesaving actions on November 22, 2008, involving a serious traffic crash on Interstate 70 in Jackson County.

Thu 5/28/2009 08:10 AMTroop E Announces All American Buckle-Up And Memorial Day Weekend Totals


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in southeast Missouri. The enforcement operations included All American Buckle-Up Week and the Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort).

Wed 5/27/2009 03:35 PMTroop E Results Of "10-Mile Trooper Project"


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a two-day enforcement operation in Troop E. The 10-Mile trooper operation was conducted on Interstate 55 and U.S. Highway 60 on May 22, 2009, and May 25, 2009.

Wed 5/27/2009 08:06 AMPatrol Reports On Ten Mile Trooper Operation


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the 10-Mile Trooper special enforcement project, which took place over the Memorial Day weekend 2009.

Tue 5/26/2009 09:43 AM Seven People Die In Traffic Crashes Over Memorial Day Holiday


Seven people died in traffic crashes over the 2009 Memorial Day weekend.

Mon 5/18/2009 03:07 PM Troop E Officers To Participate in "10-Mile Trooper Project"


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces a program designed to provide maximum manpower during the travel days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Thu 5/14/2009 01:57 PMMay Is Motorcycle Safety Month


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of Motorcycle Safety Month. Favorable weather is practically an invitation to motorcyclists to go for a ride.

Mon 5/11/2009 11:24 AMTroop E Officers To Participate in "Click It Or Ticket" Enforcement Campaign


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that from May 18, 2009, through May 31, 2009, Troop E officers will be conducting a “Click It Or Ticket” operation in Scott and Stoddard counties.

Mon 5/11/2009 10:58 AME: Traffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results in Drug Arrest


On May 7, 2009, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2000 Buick LeSabre traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Thu 5/7/2009 09:52 AMHave A Safe Memorial Day!


The first holiday weekend will soon arrive. Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity for Missourians to enjoy the many recreational possibilities in this great state. Whether you will be visiting family, going to one of Missouri’s lakes, or enjoying other travel destinations, the Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to think about safety when making plans for the upcoming holiday weekend.

Thu 5/7/2009 07:54 AMTraffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On April 29, 2009, at approximately 12:41 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1997 Dodge Intrepid traveling south on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Wed 5/6/2009 11:05 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Cape Girardeau County, beginning on May 2, 2009, at 10 p.m. and ending on May 3, 2009, at 3 a.m.

Tue 5/5/2009 02:20 PMTroop E Announces Special Olympics T-shirt & Hat Sale In Poplar Bluff


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, would like to announce that Troop E employees will be selling Special Olympics Missouri T-shirts and hats this Saturday, May 9, 2009.

Tue 5/5/2009 02:19 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of DWI saturations conducted in Troop E, which began on May 1, 2009, at 11 p.m. and ended on May 2, 2009, at 3 a.m.

Mon 5/4/2009 01:44 PM National Missing Children’s Day


Every year on May 25, Missourians are asked to remember the children who stare back each day from the posters of the missing. These are the faces of children who have been stolen from their families, run away from their families, or have been abandoned by their families. Regardless of the reason, these missing youth are in danger every day. It is the goal of National Missing Children’s Day to bring public attention to the growing problem of missing children.

Tue 4/28/2009 12:15 PMDriver Examination Station Closings


Driver examination stations will close for the upcoming Truman and Memorial Day holidays.

Thu 4/23/2009 08:17 AMPatrol Announces Missouri Winners For National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, congratulates three young artists from Missouri. These three fifth grade students were selected as the top state winners in the 2009 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

Mon 4/20/2009 11:32 AMTroop E Announces DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of May.

Mon 4/20/2009 10:04 AMTraffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On April 14, 2009, at approximately 3:20 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2008 Ford Focus traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Mon 4/20/2009 09:16 AMPatrol Recognizes 13 Employees


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is proud to announce 13 employees were honored at the Patrol’s 19th annual awards and The MASTERS banquet on April 18, 2009.

Tue 4/7/2009 02:49 PMPilot Of Canadian Aircraft Taken Into Custody


On April 06, 2009, at approximately 08:45 p.m., a single-engine Cessna aircraft landed on or near Missouri Route FF, 6 miles west of Ellsinore, Missouri, in Carter County. The pilot, later identified as Adam Dylan Leon, 31, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada fled the scene on foot.

Mon 4/6/2009 04:28 PMTroop E: Sobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Butler County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of April 2009, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Butler County.

Mon 4/6/2009 10:47 AMMissouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) Director Appointed


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces effective April 6, 2009, Lieutenant David A. Hall is being appointed director of the Missouri Information Analysis Center.

Mon 3/30/2009 10:46 AM Patrol To Participate In Operation Orange


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 6-10, 2009.

Wed 3/18/2009 02:33 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturations


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of recent DWI saturations conducted in some of the 13 counties in southeast Missouri that make up Troop E.

Wed 3/18/2009 02:30 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Butler County


Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, in Butler County, that began at 10:00 p.m., March 13, 2009, and ended at 3:00 a.m., March 14, 2009.

Fri 3/13/2009 10:13 AMTraffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On March 9, 2009 at approximately 1:43 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2003 Mercury Sable traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a lane violation.

Mon 3/9/2009 03:03 PMTraffic Stop On Interstate-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On February 28, 2008, at approximately 3:04 a.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2009 Chevrolet Impala traveling north on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County for a traffic violation. Levan M. Johnson, 34, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was the driver of the vehicle stopped for a traffic violation.

Wed 3/4/2009 02:08 PMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of March 2009, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Butler County. The operation will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other local area law enforcement agencies.

Wed 3/4/2009 01:43 PMTroop E Announces DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of March.

Mon 2/23/2009 03:12 PMMSHP’s 89th Recruit Class Begins Training At Academy


Thirty-six people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, January 16, 2009, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper.

Tue 2/10/2009 01:06 PMMissouri State Highway Patrol Schedules Testing For Trooper Position


The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging minorities and females to apply, and will offer testing at seven different locations in Missouri.

Mon 2/9/2009 04:26 PMDriver Examination Stations Close February 12 & 16


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of two holidays.

Fri 1/30/2009 11:22 AMTroop E Announces Promotion


Corporal David B. Haggett Promoted To Sergeant.

Wed 1/28/2009 01:07 PMPatrol Encourages Drivers To Adjust Driving Habits In Winter Weather


The winter storm upon us serves as a reminder of the power of nature and how it can affect our everyday lives. Whether rain, sleet, ice, or snow, drivers need to make adjustments when the weather changes. Drivers are urged to watch for downed power lines and tree branches. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during bad weather.

Wed 1/21/2009 09:40 AMTroop E: Tpr. Michael G. Slaughter Promoted To Corporal


Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, announced effective January 1, 2009, the promotion of Corporal Michael G. Slaughter. Cpl. Slaughter will be the assistant zone supervisor assigned to Zone 2, which includes Butler and Ripley counties.

Fri 1/16/2009 01:29 PMCaptain Ridens Announces Promotion Of Corporal Shawn L. Price


Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, announced effective January 1, 2009, the promotion of Corporal Shawn L. Price. Cpl. Price is the pilot for Troop E.

Thu 1/15/2009 04:54 PMDE Stations Close For Martin Luther King Jr. Day


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the following holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 19, 2009.Normal operations will resume Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Thu 1/15/2009 04:26 PMTroop E: Drug Arrests On I-55 In New Madrid County


On January 14, 2009, officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol made two separate traffic stops, which resulted in the arrests of three suspects for trafficking in drugs.

Fri 1/9/2009 04:27 PMSergeant Nelson L. Wallis Retires.


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces effective January 1, 2009, the retirement of Sergeant Nelson L. Wallis.

Wed 1/7/2009 02:47 PMPatrol Announces Playing Card Initiative


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces a playing card initiative will begin February 1, 2009. This initiative targets inmates that are currently incarcerated in county jails and the Missouri Department of Corrections facilities. These customized playing cards will be distributed featuring unsolved homicides, missing persons, wanted fugitive photos, and case profiles with the hope they generate new tips related to the cases indicated on each card.

Tue 1/6/2009 03:56 PMPatrol Announces Promotions


Sgt. Sarah L. Eberhard promoted to lieutenant; Sgt. Steven J. Frisbie promoted to lieutenant.

Tue 1/6/2009 09:11 AMMissouri Experiences Significant Reduction In Traffic Deaths


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is pleased to announce Missouri has experienced a 27 percent decrease in fatalities over the past three years.

Mon 1/5/2009 10:16 AM Patrol Reports 13 Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 13 people died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2008 to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2009. Troopers investigated 234 traffic crashes, which included 89 injuries.

Mon 12/29/2008 09:47 AM Patrol Reports 12 Traffic Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 12 people died during the Christmas holiday counting period--from 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 24, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2008. The Patrol investigated 306 traffic crashes, which included all 12 fatalities and 128 injuries. Troopers arrested 83 people for driving while intoxicated over the 2008 Christmas holiday.

Mon 12/29/2008 07:47 AMAMBER Alert Awareness Day & Poster Contest Kick Off


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of AMBER Alert Awareness Day, which is scheduled for January 13. 2009.

Mon 12/22/2008 03:06 PMTroop G C.A.R.E. Traffic Totals


Captain Billy E. Chadwick, commanding officer, Troop G, Willow Springs, announces the traffic totals for the C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) Life Savers Weekend conducted Friday, December 19 through Sunday, December 21, 2008.

Mon 12/22/2008 01:42 PMBring In The New Year Safely!


The New Year’s holiday is a time to celebrate 2008 and welcome 2009. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages everyone to include safety in their holiday preparations. If the weather is bad, allow extra time for traveling or be flexible with your plans. Staying home might be safer. If you do plan to drive to a New Year’s gathering, remember to buckle up and obey all traffic laws.

Fri 12/19/2008 11:54 AMPatrol Commissions 88th Recruit Class



Twenty-six new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on January 5, 2009.

Thu 12/18/2008 12:39 PMTroop E: Results Of DWI Saturation In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint held on December 12, 2008, in Butler County.

Mon 12/15/2008 01:56 PMPatrol Announces Promotion Of Lt. Jerel A. Schomer To Captain


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective January 1, 2009: Lieutenant Jerel A. Schomer is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Patrol’s Training Division.

Mon 12/15/2008 01:55 PMPatrol Announces Retirement of Capt. M. Barry Lindsey


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following retirement effective January 1, 2009: Captain M. Barry Lindsey, director of the Training Division, retires after 29 years of dedicated service.

Thu 12/11/2008 11:25 AMDDCC: Arrest Made In Homicide Investigation


On November 15, 2008, the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol initiated a homicide investigation in reference to an unidentified female whose body was located in a black utility box encased in concrete in rural Laclede County.

Thu 12/11/2008 07:44 AM88th Recruit Class To Graduate From Patrol Academy


The media and the public are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for 26 new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers. This event is the culmination of 25 weeks of training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, MO. The graduation ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., on Friday, December 19, 2008, in the gymnasium of the Patrol Academy.

Wed 12/10/2008 07:57 AMHave A Safe Christmas Holiday!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds travelers that holiday drivers will affect traffic patterns. If you’re planning a trip during the holiday, please keep this in mind. Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. The Road Condition Report number is 1-800-222-6400. If bad weather is expected, make sure your vehicle is winterized. Allow extra time to reach your destination and obey all traffic laws.

Fri 12/5/2008 08:33 AM Patrol Participates In Lifesaver Weekend


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the Patrol’s participation in the 2008 C.A.R.E. Lifesaver Weekend scheduled to begin just after midnight on Friday, December 19, 2008, and ending at midnight on Sunday, December 21, 2008.

Fri 12/5/2008 08:32 AMDE Station Closings Statewide For Holidays


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public of the driver examination stations closings throughout the state during upcoming holidays.


Wed 12/3/2008 01:28 PMTroop E Area 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement And Traffic Crash Totals



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of the 13 southeast counties of Missouri.

Mon 12/1/2008 10:21 AMMSHP, Laclede County SD Begin Murder Investigation


On November 15, 2008, the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol began a murder investigation of an unidentified white female, whose body was discovered alongside a rural Missouri highway. Her body was incased in concrete, inside a large, black plastic storage box.

Mon 12/1/2008 09:58 AM11 Fatalities Over 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 11 people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2008 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2008. The Highway Patrol investigated all of these fatality traffic crashes. Troopers investigated 488 traffic crashes including 143 injuries and the 11 fatalities during the 2008 Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, troopers arrested 114 people for driving while intoxicated.

Tue 11/18/2008 09:15 AMDDCC: Short-Term Narcotics Investigation In Laclede County


As a result of a drug investigation by members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, Lebanon Police Department, and the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department, a search warrant was applied for and served on a residence located at 255 North Monroe, Lebanon.

Mon 11/10/2008 11:41 AMRecent Fatal Traffic Crashes Emphasize Importance Of Paying Attention/Seat Belts


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public of the importance of driving attentively and wearing a seat belt. According to preliminary reports, 10 people died in Missouri traffic crashes during the period of November 6-9, 2008. Nine of them were not wearing a seat belt and one was undetermined regarding seat belt use at the time of the crash. In six of the crashes, the fatalities were ejected from the vehicle. Eight of the crashes involved vehicles leaving the roadway and striking an object and/or overturning.

Mon 11/10/2008 11:11 AM Villanueva Named Commander Of Troop D, Springfield


Lieutenant Juan O. Villanueva is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, MO.

Mon 11/10/2008 07:41 AM Safety Should Be Part Of Thanksgiving Plans


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that wearing a seat belt can save your life. Many Missourians will travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend to enjoy time with friends and family. If you will be traveling this holiday, please make sure your car is in good condition before beginning your trip. It is also important that you are well rested before you start driving.

Tue 11/4/2008 07:10 AM Patrol Cautions Motorists: Watch For Deer!


During this time of year, deer are more active, especially during evening and nighttime hours. Drivers are urged to be aware of behavior changes of deer associated with this time of year.

Thu 10/30/2008 08:05 AMNovember Statewide DE Station Closings Announced


DE stations will close for upcoming holidays: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

Mon 10/20/2008 11:12 AMHave A Safe Halloween!


Halloween can be fun for everyone, with parties, costumes, decorations, and treats. The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to keep safety in mind as they celebrate this holiday.

Fri 10/10/2008 01:34 PMDriver Examination Station Closings


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 13, 2008. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.

Thu 10/9/2008 04:36 PMTroop E Announces Special Blood Drive For Wife Of Trooper


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces a special blood drive being conducted for Becky Stewart, wife of Trooper Shane Stewart from Charleston, Missouri.

Thu 10/2/2008 11:39 AMTroop E Driver Examination Stations Closed For Troop Meetings


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces that driver examination stations in Troop E will be closed on October 8, 2008, due to troop meetings, with the exception of the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station.

Wed 10/1/2008 03:01 PMOctober Is Crime Prevention Month!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Crime Prevention Council in observing October 2008 as National Crime Prevention Month. It is always smart to keep safety in mind, no matter where you are. Missourians can help decrease crime with these simple habits: Anticipate potential crime situations; Recognize when there is a problem; and, take action to remove or reduce the risk of a crime occurring. The Patrol urges residents and visitors to be alert and think safety!

Mon 9/29/2008 02:23 PMTraffic Stop On I-55 Results In Drug Arrests


On September 27, 2008, at approximately 12:50 a.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2007 Hyundai traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for traffic violations.

Mon 9/29/2008 10:58 AMTraffic Stop On I-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On September 24, 2008, at approximately 11:28 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2000 Chrysler Corcorde traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for an equipment violation and littering.

Fri 9/26/2008 08:42 AMPublic Gives MSHP 91.6% Approval Rating


According to the recent public opinion survey the Missouri State Highway Patrol is fulfilling its mission of service and protection, and doing so very well. Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to announce the results of the 2008 Public Opinion Survey.

Fri 9/26/2008 08:24 AMGrant Provides Patrol With Mobile Command And Communication Vehicle


Colonel James F. Keathley is pleased to inform the public about the acquisition of a mobile command and communication vehicle (MCCV). As a result of this Missouri Homeland Security federal grant, the state-of-the-art MCCV adds to the Patrol’s disaster communication capabilities.

Thu 9/18/2008 03:11 PMEMPHASIS: Telephone Scam


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to make the public aware of a telephone scam involving long distance telephone service theft.

Tue 9/16/2008 10:46 AMTroop E To Participate in Brake Safety Awareness Week


The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will participate this year in “Brake Safety Awareness Week”, scheduled for September 21, 2008, through September 28, 2008.

Mon 9/15/2008 05:04 PMStay Alert During Harvest Time!


Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. Motorists should be aware that farm machinery traffic will be heavier than normal during harvest time--especially on rural highways.September 14-20, 2008 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. This annual promotion commemorates the hard work, diligence, and sacrifices of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. Safety should come first that week and every week during the harvest season.

Fri 9/12/2008 08:43 AMPatrol To Recognize Ms. Shelley Tucker & Ms. Kacie Luetkemeyer


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, will recognize two Central Missouri residents for the roles they played in the recovery of a recently kidnapped 18-month-old boy. Col. Keathley will present Certificates of Appreciation to Ms. Shelley Tucker and Ms. Kacie Luetkemeyer at 1 p.m. on September 29, 2008, at the Troop F Headquarters, 2920 North Shamrock, Jefferson City, MO, prior to the afternoon troop meeting.


Tue 9/9/2008 05:04 PMNational Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 21-27, 2008). The primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in motor vehicles of the importance of child safety seats and seat belts.

Mon 9/8/2008 09:18 AMTroop E Seeking 11 Qualified Candidates To Be Troopers


Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, would like to inform the public of upcoming testing for the position of trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. There are 89 openings statewide, 11 of which are within the 13-county area of Troop E. The beginning salary for a trooper is $36,408.


Thu 9/4/2008 04:59 PMTroop E Labor Day Holiday Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the 2008 Labor Day holiday weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in Southeast Missouri.

Thu 9/4/2008 09:02 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, in Cape Girardeau County, that began at 10 p.m., August 29, 2008, and ended at 3 a.m., August 30, 2008.

Wed 9/3/2008 04:56 PMPatrol Receives Distinguished Service Award


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Patrol, is proud to inform the public that the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has awarded the Missouri State Highway Patrol the Martha Irwin Distinguished Service Award (DSA) For Highway Safety. The award was presented to the agency during the AAMVA’s Annual International Conference in Orlando, FL, on August 26, 2008.

Wed 9/3/2008 04:12 PMTroop E: Sikeston Driver Examination Station Closing


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Driver Examination Station in Sikeston, Missouri, at the Missouri National Guard Armory, will be closing at 11:00 a.m. on September 9, 2008. Testing will occur on that date at the Marble Hill and Caruthersville exam stations during normal hours.


Wed 9/3/2008 12:01 PMDDCC: Sodomy Investigation


In July 2007 the Division of Drug and Crime Control began a sodomy investigation in Ripley County, Missouri, involving the former Butler County Clerk Jonnie L. Dunivan, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Mr. Dunivan fled Missouri in July 2007 following being charged with 1st degree statutory sodomy in Ripley County.

Tue 9/2/2008 03:55 PMPatrol Reports On 15-Mile Trooper Operation


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces a special enforcement project took place over the Labor Day holiday weekend 2008, which coincided with Operation CARE and the You Drink and Drive You Lose campaign.

Tue 9/2/2008 09:04 AMSix People Die In Traffic Crashes Over Labor Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports six fatalities during the 2008 Labor Day holiday. Last year, there were 14 fatalities. The 2008 counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, August 29, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 1, 2008. During this period, the Patrol investigated 257 traffic crashes, which included 128 injuries and four fatalities. Troopers made 161 arrests for driving while intoxicated in 2008, compared to 186 arrests last year.

Fri 8/29/2008 01:46 PMTroop E: 15-Mile Trooper Program


Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces a program designed to provide maximum manpower during the travel days of the holiday weekend. The program has the operational name of 15-mile trooper.

Thu 8/28/2008 01:20 PMFBI Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended By Trooper During Traffic Stop


At 8 a.m. this morning, Joseph Paul Young, suspected bank robber, was apprehended during a traffic stop on Interstate 44 at the 42-mile marker in Lawrence County.

Thu 8/28/2008 12:54 PMPatrol’s 88th Recruit Class At Academy


Thirty-eight people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper. The 88th Recruit Class is scheduled to graduate on December 19, 2008.

Wed 8/27/2008 10:52 AM Kenley Named Commander Of Troop I, Rolla


Lieutenant Lee Ann H. Kenley is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop I, Rolla, MO.

Tue 8/26/2008 08:19 AMMr. William E. Marbaker Named Director Of Crime Laboratory Division


Mr. William E. Marbaker III has been promoted to the position of director of the Patrol’s Crime Laboratory Division effective August 1, 2008.

Mon 8/25/2008 09:33 AMDDCC: Rape, Sodomy Investigation


On August 21, 2008, Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators arrested Charles “Chuck” Rogers, 60, of Chaffee, Missouri. Rogers was arrested following an investigation into his alleged sexual contact with several juvenile females.

Wed 8/20/2008 08:55 AMNew Laws Affecting Vehicle Operation


The Missouri General Assembly recently enacted new legislation affecting vehicle operation, and Governor Matt Blunt has signed the legislation into law. Some of the laws contained an emergency clause and went into effect upon the signing; others will go into effect August 28, 2008. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education of motor vehicle laws

Thu 8/14/2008 01:41 PM Highway Patrol Schedules Criminal History Background Check Symposiums


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of two criminal history symposiums scheduled for September 9 and 16, 2008. The symposiums are designed to educate and assist schools, agencies, and organizations (public or private, profit or nonprofit on the methods of obtaining criminal history background checks in the state of Missouri as well as nationally through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Thu 8/14/2008 08:49 AMHave A Safe Labor Day Holiday Weekend!


Labor Day weekend is fast approaching. Many families will plan one last special outing to mark the end of summer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to expect a change in traffic patterns during the Labor Day weekend. The Labor Day counting period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 29, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2008.

Wed 8/13/2008 04:37 PMDE Stations Closed On Labor Day


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the upcoming Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 1, 2008. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

Wed 8/13/2008 04:34 PMPatrol: School Begins Soon! Watch For Changes In Traffic Patterns!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools will begin soon, and young people will be on the move -- walking, biking, and driving to school. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths. Traffic patterns will change as school buses and parents taking their children to school join other motorists on the road.

Tue 8/5/2008 08:17 AMTroop E Announces A DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of August.

Mon 8/4/2008 02:45 PMTroop E Announces A DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of August.

Mon 8/4/2008 01:12 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Mississippi County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, in Mississippi County, that began at 10 p.m. on August 2, 2008, and ended at 3 a.m. on August 3, 2008. During the operation troopers were assigned to conduct a sobriety checkpoint at locations known to produce several DWI arrests and accidents.

Mon 8/4/2008 12:40 PM Kennett Driver Examination Station Closing


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the driver examination station in Kennett, Missouri, at the Missouri National Guard Armory will be closed on August 6 and 13, 2008. Testing will occur on those dates at the Community Center in Malden, Missouri, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mon 8/4/2008 08:52 AMSgt. Alan H. Walton Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley announces the retirement of Sergeant Alan H. Walton after 28 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri. His retirement was effective August 1, 2008.

Thu 7/31/2008 03:07 PMOsage County Bank Robbery Suspect Composite


On Thursday, July 17, 2008, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation began an investigation into the robbery of the Mid America Bank in Meta, Missouri.

Mon 7/28/2008 04:10 PMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Mississippi County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that sometime during the month of August 2008, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Mississippi County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other local area law enforcement agencies will conduct the operation.

Mon 7/28/2008 04:05 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Pemiscot County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, in Pemiscot County that began at 10 p.m., July 19, 2008, and ended at 3 a.m., July 20, 2008.

Wed 7/23/2008 07:29 AMCaptain Stephen J. Hinesly Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following retirement effective August 1, 2008: Captain Stephen J. Hinesly, director of the Crime Laboratory Division, retires after more than 32 years of dedicated service.

Wed 7/23/2008 07:28 AMCaptain Randy L. Becker Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following retirement effective August 1, 2008: Captain Randy L. Becker, commanding officer of Troop I, Rolla, retires after 29 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri.


Thu 7/17/2008 03:11 PMRemember Safety When Riding Your Bicycle!


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind motorists and bicyclists to share the road with safety in mind.

Mon 7/14/2008 12:47 PMNew Troopers Assigned To Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the assignments of four news troopers to Troop E. These officers began training at the Highway Patrol Academy on January 7, 2008, and graduated on July 11, 2008, after receiving comprehensive training covering all facets of law enforcement.

Fri 7/11/2008 10:46 AM87th Recruit Class Graduates From Patrol Academy


Forty-two new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on July 28, 2008. The 87th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January 7, 2008. Graduation ceremonies for the 87th Recruit Class were held at 9 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2008, on the south lawn of Missouri’s Capitol.

Wed 7/9/2008 02:40 PM Sobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Pemiscot County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of July 2008, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Pemiscot County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other local area law enforcement agencies will conduct the operation.

Wed 7/9/2008 12:47 PMTroop E: 2008 July 4th Weekend Traffic Crash And C.A.R.E. Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the July 4th holiday weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in southeast Missouri. The enforcement operations included Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort).


Wed 7/9/2008 08:13 AM87th Recruit Class To Graduate From Patrol Academy



The media and the public are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for 42 new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers. This event is the culmination of 27 weeks of training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, MO. The graduation ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m., on Friday, July 11, 2008, on the south lawn of Missouri’s Capitol.

Mon 7/7/2008 01:38 PMTroop H Releases Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint


On July 4, 2008, a sobriety checkpoint was held in Livingston County. A total of ten troopers were assigned to the checkpoint.
A total of two arrests and 70 warnings were issued during the checkpoint.

Mon 7/7/2008 01:37 PMTroop A Announces Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint


Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, announces the results of two sobriety checkpoints conducted in Clay County on July 5 and July 6, 2008. The checkpoints were a joint effort with the Smithville Police Department. A total of 867 cars were checked during this operation.

Mon 7/7/2008 09:05 AMTen Deaths During 2008 July Fourth Weekend


Ten people died in traffic crashes during the 2008 July Fourth holiday’s 78-hour counting period. The counting period began at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2008 and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2008. The Missouri State Highway Patrol worked 266 crashes in which nine people died and 158 were injured. The Platte County Sheriff’s Department investigated one fatality.

Wed 7/2/2008 04:25 PM Results Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Stoddard County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Stoddard County that began on June 21, 2008, at 10 p.m. and ended on June 22, 2008, at 3 a.m.

Wed 7/2/2008 04:22 PMMCSAP SAFETE Operations During The Month Of July


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that several MCSAP SAFETE Operations will be conducted during the month of July in Troop E.

Wed 7/2/2008 04:20 PMTroop E Announces A DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announces that troopers will conduct a DWI saturation during the month of July in Troop E. Troop E consists of thirteen counties in southeast Missouri.

Wed 7/2/2008 04:16 PMTraffic Stop On I -55 Results In Drug Arrest


On June 24, 2008, at approximately 11 a.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice traveling north on Interstate 55 at the 53-mile marker in New Madrid County for exceeding the posted speed limit.

Wed 7/2/2008 12:12 PMTroop E to Conduct CDL Meeting


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the following:
A public meeting will be held at the Sikeston CDL site, DeWitt Properties building, at 905 South Kingshighway, Sikeston, MO, at 10 a.m., and 1 p.m. on Wednesday July 16, 2008.

Tue 7/1/2008 03:02 PMLt. Gregory D. Mason Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following retirement effective July 1, 2008: Lieutenant Gregory D. Mason, assistant director of Human Resources Division, retires after 29 years of dedicated service.

Tue 7/1/2008 11:41 AMSgt. Paula L. Woodruff Retires After 28 Years Of Dedicated Service


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Sergeant Paula L. Woodruff, who will retire July 1, 2008, after 28 years of dedicated service.

Fri 6/27/2008 12:49 PMTraffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On June 26, 2008, at approximately 1:14 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1998 Freightliner traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for an equipment violation. Marcos A. Tijerina, 28, of McAllen, Texas, was identified as the driver of the vehicle. During the course of the traffic stop, permission to search was requested and granted. During the search 1538 pounds of marijuana was located in the middle of a trailer load of produce.

Mon 6/23/2008 03:10 PMProject REST Poster Campaign


For many Missouri families, each day brings new reminders that a family member is missing. Whether a child or an adult, these missing persons leave a large void. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Transportation are committed to helping these families recover their lost loved ones through the announcement of a new statewide poster campaign, “Project REST -- REcovering the loST.”

Mon 6/23/2008 11:57 AMGaming Division Announces Promotions


Captain Lester D. Elder, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Gaming Division, announces the following promotions effective July 1, 2008:
Corporal Freddie L. Butler Jr. is being promoted to the rank of sergeant and will be designated unit supervisor of the Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville, MO. Trooper Carisa L. Goins is being promoted to the rank of corporal and will be designated assistant unit supervisor of the Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville, MO.

Mon 6/23/2008 09:48 AMNews Conference Scheduled June 23 At General Headquarters


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites the media to attend a press conference at 2 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2008, in the second floor conference room at General Headquarters, Jefferson City. The press conference will announce a new statewide poster campaign entitled, “Project REST -- REcovering the loST.”

Mon 6/23/2008 08:24 AMLieutenant Robert L. Powell To Be Promoted To Captain


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective July 1, 2008: Lieutenant Robert L. Powell is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated commander of Troop A, Lee’ Summit. Powell has been serving as the acting troop commander since April 19, 2008.


Mon 6/23/2008 08:23 AMCaptain Vincent J. Ellis Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following retirement effective July 1, 2008: Captain Vincent J. Ellis, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, retires after 36 years of dedicated service.


Fri 6/20/2008 09:22 AMDrive Safely During July Fourth Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming July Fourth holiday. If you travel to visit friends and family during this summer holiday, remember to buckle up, pay attention, and obey the speed limit. Be prepared! If you are traveling, make sure your car is in good condition before you start your trip. Check the traveler information map at www.modot.mo.gov for areas where road construction or the recent flooding could affect your route. Please help make this a safe holiday.

Thu 6/12/2008 12:45 PMPatrol Adds Motorcycles To Fleet


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public that the agency has added eight Harley-Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide Police motorcycles to its fleet of vehicles.

Wed 6/11/2008 12:49 PMResults Of "Click It Or Ticket" And Construction Zone Enforcement Operations Conducted In Troop E During May 2008


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of “Click It Or Ticket” and construction zone enforcement operations conducted by Troop E officers during the month of May.

Wed 6/11/2008 11:40 AMSgt. Benjamin Oliver Booth Honored


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Officer Of The Year award is being renamed the Benjamin Oliver Booth Officer Of The Year award. Renaming this important award is a way to honor Sgt. Booth, who was the first trooper killed in the line of duty.

Tue 6/10/2008 05:04 PMPatrol Releases 2008 School Bus Inspection Statistics


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the findings of the 2008 Missouri State Highway Patrol School Bus Inspection Program. This program took place from February 4 to May 9, 2008. Motor vehicle inspection teams spent 12,526 manhours to complete inspections for 12,321 school buses throughout Missouri.

Tue 6/10/2008 04:54 PMMurder Arrest In Scotland County


Captain Luke Vislay, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the arrest of Michael Jonathan Mutchler, 21, of Memphis, Missouri. Mutchler was arrested for murder 1st degree and armed criminal action.


Mon 6/9/2008 02:59 PMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Stoddard County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of June 2008, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Stoddard County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other local area law enforcement agencies will conduct the operation.

Tue 6/3/2008 10:37 AMPatrol Announces Promotion


Captain Lester D. Elder, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Gaming Division, announced effective June 1, 2008, Trooper Michael C. Arand was promoted to the rank of corporal. Corporal Arand is assigned to the Jefferson City Background Investigation Unit.

Mon 6/2/2008 01:18 PMTraffic Stop On Interstate-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On May 24, 2008, at approximately 3:08 a.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling south on Interstate 55 in Scott County for a speeding violation.

Fri 5/30/2008 02:54 PM Troop E Announces All American Buckle-Up And Memorial Day Weekend Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Memorial Day Weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in southeast Missouri. The enforcement operations included All American Buckle-Up Week and the Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort).

Fri 5/30/2008 08:55 AMTornado Safety For Motorists


Missouri has been struck with many natural disasters this year. From ice storms and flooding to the most recent tornado, Missouri has been hit hard. Earlier this month, tornados killed at least 16 people and injured numerous others in the southwest Missouri area.

Thu 5/29/2008 08:47 AMPatrol's Commercial Vehicle Enforcement To Participate in Roadcheck 2008


On June 3-5, 2008 the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement personnel in conjunction with the Kansas City Police Department’s and St. Louis City Metro Police Department’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Units will be participating in an international safety and enforcement campaign called “Roadcheck 2008”.

Tue 5/27/2008 02:31 PMPatrol Reports On Ten Mile Trooper Operation


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces a special enforcement project took place over the Memorial Day weekend 2008. In an effort to promote safety and reduce traffic crashes on Interstates 44, 70, 29, and 55, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers patrolled these interstate highways at 10-mile intervals on May 23, 2008, from 12 p.m. to midnight, and on May 26, 2008, from 12 p.m. to midnight.

Tue 5/27/2008 09:51 AMTen People Die During Memorial Day Holiday


Ten people died in traffic crashes over the 2008 Memorial Day weekend. Last year, 15 people were killed during the three-day weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 330 traffic crashes resulting in 145 injuries and six of the ten fatalities during the counting period of 6 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2008 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2008.

Wed 5/21/2008 03:04 PMTroop E: Traffic Stop On Interstate-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On May 15, 2008, at approximately 10:39 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2000 Dodge Stratus traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for an equipment violation.

Wed 5/21/2008 03:03 PMTroop E: Results Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, in Butler County, that began at 10 p.m. on May 17, 2008, and ended at 3 a.m. on May 18, 2007.

Mon 5/19/2008 12:45 PMHave A Safe Memorial Day!


The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity for Missourians to enjoy the outdoors and fun activities found in this great state. Whether you will be visiting family or going to one of Missouri’s lakes or other travel destinations, the Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to think about safety when making plans for the holiday weekend. Be aware of construction along your route, pay attention while you are driving, and buckle up.

Mon 5/12/2008 10:44 AMTroop E: Click It Or Ticket Campaign Scheduled


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that sometime during the period of May 19, 2008 through June 1, 2008, Troop E officers will be conducting a “Click It Or Ticket” enforcement campaign in Scott and Stoddard counties.

Wed 5/7/2008 04:41 PMTroop E Announces A DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct a DWI saturation during the month of May in Stoddard County.

Wed 5/7/2008 04:39 PMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Butler County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of May 2008, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Butler County.

Wed 5/7/2008 04:36 PMTraffic Stop On U.S. 61 Results In Drug Arrest



On April 27, 2008, at approximately 10:27 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2005 Chevrolet traveling north on U.S. 61 in Scott County for a traffic violation.

Fri 5/2/2008 03:13 PMHighway Patrol Schedules Criminal History Background Check Symposiums


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of several criminal history symposiums scheduled during the summer 2008. These symposiums are in response to the growing interest and desire to obtain criminal history record information for individuals applying for positions of trust with children, elderly, or persons with disabilities, and are open to the public.

Fri 5/2/2008 09:00 AMNational Missing Children's Day Is May 25


Each year on May 25, Missourians are asked to remember the children who stare back each day from the posters of the missing. These are the faces of children who have been stolen from their families, run away from their families, or have been abandoned by their families.

Wed 4/30/2008 08:14 AM Driver Examination Station Closings


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the upcoming holidays: ** Thursday, May 8, 2008, in observance of Truman’s birthday. Normal operations will resume on Friday, May 9, 2008. ** Monday, May 26, 2008, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

Tue 4/29/2008 10:58 AMMay Is Motorcycle Safety Month


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of Motorcycle Safety Month.

Tue 4/29/2008 10:58 AMSpecial DWI Enforcement Scheduled


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the second special DWI enforcement program for 2008 is scheduled for May 2-5, 2008. The Patrol will join with law enforcement agencies throughout the state during this program.

Mon 4/21/2008 11:24 AM14 Patrol Employees Honored At Annual Banquet


Colonel James F. Keathley is proud to announce 14 employees were honored at the Patrol’s 18th annual awards banquet on April 19, 2008. Held at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia, MO, family, friends, and The MASTERS members gathered to honor the heroes of 2007.

Tue 4/15/2008 11:05 AM Rail Safety Week News Conference


The Missouri State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Operation Lifesaver will host a news conference at the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Safety Education Center, located in the General Headquarters building at 1510 East Elm Street in Jefferson City, on Wednesday April 16, 2008. The news conference will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Wed 4/9/2008 03:14 PMRail Safety Is The Emphasis Of Cooperative Efforts


Motorists may find themselves stopped at highway-rail crossings throughout the spring and summer, but not necessarily because of a passing train. Instead, personnel from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri Operation Lifesaver, local law enforcement agencies, and railroads will be there to educate the public about rail safety.


Tue 4/8/2008 03:32 PM Highway Patrol Schedules Criminal History Background Check Symposiums


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of several criminal history symposiums scheduled during the summer 2008. These symposiums are in response to the growing interest and desire to obtain criminal history record information for individuals applying for positions of trust with children, elderly, or persons with disabilities, and are open to the public.

Fri 3/28/2008 08:50 AMPatrol To Participate In Operation Orange


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 7-11, 2008. During that week, the Patrol’s General Headquarters and any troop headquarters with outdoor lighting will use orange, rather than white lights. Operation Orange, as it is being called, is meant to remind motorists of the need to drive safely in highway work zones.

Wed 3/26/2008 11:08 AMSeat Belts Protect Farmers, Too!


Seat belts save lives. It takes three seconds to buckle your seat belt. But, taking those few seconds to protect yourself is the smart thing to do. Operating farm machinery is serious business that comes with a certain amount of risk, especially on a highway.

Mon 3/24/2008 11:30 AMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement--Madison County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of April 2008, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Madison County. The operation will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other local area law enforcement agencies.

Mon 3/24/2008 11:17 AMTraffic Stop On Interstate-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On March 17, 2008, at approximately 9:50 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1998 Toyota pickup truck traveling south on US Highway 61 in Cape Girardeau County for a traffic violation.

Mon 3/24/2008 10:57 AMTroop E: Traffic Stop On I -55 Results In Drug Arrest


On March 16, 2008, at approximately 10:41 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2000 Cadillac traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Fri 3/21/2008 11:00 AM Spring Arrived, Will You?


Spring seems to have arrived, and along with it, varying temperatures and weather patterns. These changes can cause problems for drivers. The Missouri State Highway Patrol offers reminders for driving safely during spring.

Fri 3/21/2008 09:15 AMTraffic Stop On I -55 Results In Drug Arrest


On March 16, 2008, at approximately 11:30 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1997 GMC pickup truck traveling south on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Wed 3/12/2008 02:43 PMUndercover Narcotics Investigation In Dallas County


Captain Luke Vislay, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the results of a joint undercover narcotics investigation in Dallas County.

Wed 3/12/2008 02:40 PMUndercover Narcotics Investigation In New Madrid County


Captain Luke Vislay, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the results of a joint undercover narcotics investigation in New Madrid County. On March 6, 2008, members of the South Eastern Missouri Drug Task Force and the Boot Heel Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 8904 State Highway 162, Gideon, Missouri. During this search, officers seized an active clandestine methamphetamine laboratory, and a quantity of cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Tue 3/11/2008 08:19 AM Special DWI Enforcement Program Scheduled


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the Patrol will join with law enforcement agencies throughout the state to conduct DWI special enforcement programs on a quarterly basis in 2008. The first such program will take place March 14 through 17, 2008.

Thu 3/6/2008 02:58 PMOperation Byrne Blitz 2008


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced on March 5, 2008, Missouri law enforcement officers throughout the state participated in a one-day, national drug enforcement operation known as Operation Byrne Blitz. The success of this operation was immense and should help emphasize the significance of Byrne grant funding to Missouri law enforcement and the fight against drugs.

Tue 3/4/2008 04:55 PM Funding For Local Law Enforcement Programs


Colonel James F. Keathley, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, joined more than 100 law enforcement officials from across the country on Capitol Hill today to urge Members of Congress to restore funding for critical law enforcement programs.

Fri 2/29/2008 01:00 PMTraffic Stop On Missouri Route D Results In Drug Arrest


On February 24, 2008, at approximately 10:30 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am traveling east on Missouri Route D in Scott County for a traffic violation.

Thu 2/21/2008 09:35 AM Patrol: Drive Safely During Winter


The winter storm upon us serves as a reminder of the power of nature and how it can affect our everyday lives. Whether rain, sleet, ice, or snow, drivers need to make adjustments when the weather changes. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during bad weather.

Wed 2/13/2008 12:15 PMTraffic Stop On U.S. 61 Results In Drug Arrest


On February 9, 2008, at approximately 11:10 a.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1995 Chevrolet traveling north on U.S. Highway 61 in Scott County for a traffic violation.

Fri 2/8/2008 03:08 PMPatrol’s 87th Recruit Class At Academy


Fifty-four people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on Monday, January 7, 2008, to begin the 27-week training course to become a trooper. The 87th Recruit Class is scheduled to graduate on July 11, 2008. As of February 7, 2008, 44 recruits remain in the class.

Thu 2/7/2008 01:52 PM Patrol Unveils New Web Site


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites the public to visit the Patrol at www.mshp.mo.gov. After months of redesigning and updating, the Patrol’s home page has a new look.

Wed 2/6/2008 11:15 AMCriminal Investigation And Methamphetamine Totals For 2007


Captain Luke Vislay, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the 2007 criminal investigation enforcement statistics for the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and the statewide methamphetamine incident totals.

Tue 2/5/2008 03:19 PMDriver Examination Stations To Close For February Holidays


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to inform the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Lincoln's birthday and Washington's birthday.


Fri 2/1/2008 11:45 AMNational Missing & Exploited Children’s Day Poster Contest


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public the annual National Missing and Exploited Children’s Day poster contest is currently taking place.

Thu 1/31/2008 02:33 PMPatrol Offering New Safe Driving Program


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is pleased to announce a new traffic safety program entitled, “How To Save a Life”. This new program is for teenagers and adults, and replaces the current program, “It’s My Life”.

Thu 1/31/2008 01:31 PM Traffic Stop On I-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On January 26, 2007, at approximately 9:07 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Thu 1/31/2008 01:30 PMTraffic Stop On I-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On January 26, 2007, at approximately 9:45 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1996 GMC Jimmy traveling south on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Wed 1/16/2008 03:00 PMLivesaving Actions Taken By Troopers Ward And Tucker


On January 7, 2008, at 1:39 p.m. Trooper Andrew B. “Andy” Ward responded to an accident on Route W one mile north of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. As Tpr. Ward arrived on the scene, smoke was coming from the vehicle, which was partially in the ditch.

Tue 1/8/2008 12:55 PMPatrol Web Site To Include Arrest Reports


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced effective Tuesday January 8, 2008 a new online service will be available to the media and the public. Persons accessing the Patrol’s web site, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov, will be able to view the Patrol’s Online Arrest Reports page for the previous five days incarcerations by simply clicking on the Online Arrest Report icon. The arrest reports posted are only those arrests made by Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers, and can be queried by date, troop, or the individual’s name.

Mon 1/7/2008 11:01 AMTroop E Announces Results Of 11 Weeks Of DWI Saturations


Captain G. E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of 11 weeks of driving while intoxicated saturations in Troop E. Troop E consists of 13 counties in southeast Missouri.

Thu 1/3/2008 04:13 PMStatewide DE Closings For January Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 21, 2008. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, January 22, 2008.

Thu 1/3/2008 04:05 PMResults of Driving While Intoxicated Saturation Conducted in Troop E


Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, announces the results of a New Year’s Eve Driving While Intoxicated Saturation in Troop E. Troop E consists of 13 counties in southeast Missouri. Eight officers were assigned to work the saturation.

Thu 1/3/2008 03:19 PMTroop E Announces Assignments Of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspectors


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces five commercial vehicle enforcement inspectors will graduate from the Patrol Academy on January 4, 2008, and be assigned to Troop E.

Thu 1/3/2008 11:30 AMOperation C.A.R.E. Combined Accident Reduction Effort Lifesaver Weekend Totals for Troop E


Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E announces the Operation C.A.R.E Lifesaver Weekend enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of the 13 southeast counties of Missouri.

Thu 1/3/2008 11:15 AMTraffic Stop On I-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On December 21, 2007, at approximately 4:00 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1991 Volkswagen traveling north on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Thu 1/3/2008 10:40 AMCaptain Ridens Announces Promotions of Sergeant Joseph M. Weadon III, and Corporal Michael D. Lynch


Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, announced effective December 23, 2007, the promotion of Corporal Joseph M. Weadon III, to sergeant, and Trooper Michael D. Lynch to corporal.

Thu 1/3/2008 07:40 AMDriver Examination Stations Close For Meetings


The testing hours of the following driver examination stations will be effected on January 9, 2008, while the examiners attend a meeting: The Charleston, Doniphan, and Kennett driver examination stations will be closing at 12 p.m. on January 9, 2008, while examiners attend a meeting. The Scott City and Malden CDL testing cites will also be closing at 12 p.m. on January 9, 2008. They will reopen on January 10, 2008, at 8 a.m. CDL tests are given by appointment only.

Wed 1/2/2008 02:32 PMTroop E Christmas, News Year's traffic Crash and Enforcement Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the traffic crash and enforcement totals for both the Christmas and New Year’s counting periods for the Troop E area.

Wed 1/2/2008 09:24 AMPatrol Reports Seven Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports seven people died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2007 to 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2008. During this year’s 102-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 333 traffic crashes, which included 104 injuries and six of the seven fatalities. Troopers also arrested 123 people for driving while intoxicated.

Fri 12/28/2007 08:25 AMPatrol Visibility


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of a recent change regarding patrol vehicles.

Thu 12/27/2007 09:28 AMAMBER Alert Awareness Day & Poster Contest Kick Off


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of AMBER Alert Awareness Day, which is scheduled for January 13, 2008.

Wed 12/26/2007 09:00 AMPatrol Reports Seven Traffic Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports seven people died during the Christmas holiday counting period--from 6 p.m., Friday, December 21, to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 25, 2007.

Fri 12/21/2007 01:01 PMPatrol Accepting Applications For 88th Recruit Class


The Missouri State Highway Patrol has an honorable history of service and protection in this state, and is looking for qualified candidates to continue this tradition.

Wed 12/19/2007 12:57 PMPatrol Stresses Safety During New Year’s Holiday


The New Year’s holiday is a time to celebrate 2007 and welcome 2008. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages everyone to include safety in their holiday preparations.

Mon 12/17/2007 02:16 PMTraffic Stop On I-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On December 15, 2007, at approximately 12:27 a.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1997 Ford F-250 pickup truck traveling north on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County for a signal violation.

Fri 12/14/2007 02:13 PM Patrol To Participate In Lifesaver Weekend


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the Patrol’s participation in the 2007 C.A.R.E. Lifesaver Weekend scheduled to begin just after midnight on Friday, December 21, 2007, and ending at midnight on Sunday, December 23, 2007.

Fri 12/14/2007 08:30 AMHave A Safe Christmas Holiday!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds travelers that holiday drivers will affect traffic patterns. If you’re planning a trip during the holiday, please keep this in mind. Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.

Mon 12/10/2007 02:25 PM All Troop E Driver Examination Stations Open on December 12, 2007


All Troop E driver examination stations will be open during their regular business hours on December 12, 2007. A meeting scheduled for that day has been canceled.

Mon 12/10/2007 02:22 PMNew Commercal Vehicle Program For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announces a new commercial vehicle enforcement program for the Troop E area.

Thu 12/6/2007 04:34 PM Patrol: Drive Safely During Winter


The winter storm upon us serves as a reminder of the power of nature and how it can affect our everyday lives. Whether rain, sleet, ice, or snow, drivers need to make adjustments when the weather changes. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during bad weather.

Mon 12/3/2007 03:26 PMDriver Examination Stations


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on December 24, 2007, December 25, 2007, and January 1, 2008, in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Fri 11/30/2007 08:11 AM Captain Ridens announces promotion of Corporal Keith A. Almond



Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announced effective November 11, 2007, the promotion of Trooper Keith A. Almond to Corporal.

Tue 11/27/2007 10:39 AM2007 Thanksgiving Weekend Traffic Crash And Special Enforcement Operation Totals For Troop E


Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Thanksgiving weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 southeast counties of Missouri.

Mon 11/26/2007 09:48 AM Nine Fatalities Over 2007 Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2007 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2007.

Wed 11/21/2007 03:49 PMResults Of Troop E Checkpoint In Stoddard County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Stoddard County, that began on November 11, 2007, at 4 p.m., and ended on November 11, 2007, at 9 p.m.

Wed 11/21/2007 01:38 PMAll Troop E Driver Examination Stations Closed For Meeting


The testing hours for all Troop E Driver Examination Stations will be affected on December 12, 2007.

Mon 11/19/2007 02:33 PMDriver Examination Stations Will Close For Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thu 11/15/2007 10:28 AM Safety Should Be Part Of Thanksgiving Plans


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that wearing a seat belt can save your life. As the holiday season approaches, many Missourians are making plans to travel. Thanksgiving weekend is a time for great food, football, and family. If you will be traveling this holiday, please remember to observe the traffic laws and buckle up.

Fri 11/2/2007 03:03 PMGeneral Headquarters’ Employees Answer Samaritan Center’s Call For Help


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, wishes to recognize the compassion and sense of community among the agency’s employees.

Fri 11/2/2007 10:33 AM Driver Examination Stations Close


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday: Monday, November 12, 2007. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.

Fri 11/2/2007 10:27 AMCheckpoint To Be Held


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that a checkpoint will be held in Stoddard County some time during the month of November.

Wed 10/31/2007 01:52 PMMissouri State Highway Patrol And Department Of Corrections Create Pilot Program


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Director Larry Crawford, Missouri Department of Corrections, announce the Patrol will participate in a pilot program with the Department of Corrections Re-entry Unit. This pilot program will allow offenders in the transitional phase (six months short of release) to take the written portion of the Missouri driver’s license test.

Fri 10/26/2007 01:09 PMPatrol Initiates New Traffic Safety Campaign


The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces a special traffic safety campaign for 2008. Entitled, “I’m saving lives. Help Wanted.”, this campaign’s focus is on safety and reducing the number of traffic fatalities in Missouri. In 2006, Missouri led the nation when it experienced a 13 percent decrease in traffic deaths for that year.

Wed 10/17/2007 09:41 AMHave A Safe Halloween!


Halloween can be fun for everyone, with parties, costumes, decorations, and treats. The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to keep safety in mind as they celebrate this holiday. If you plan to be out a-haunting on Halloween, remember to pay special attention to trick-or-treating children, treats, and motorists. Here are some tips to make this Halloween a safe one.

Fri 10/5/2007 08:07 AMPatrol Participates In Red Ribbon Week


The Patrol will participate in National Red Ribbon Week, October 22 - 31, 2007. Red Ribbon Week is an opportunity for people to join together and show their commitment in the fight against drugs in their own homes, schools, and neighborhoods.

Mon 10/1/2007 09:22 AMDriver Examination Stations


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the upcoming Columbus Day holiday: Monday, October 8, 2007. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, October 9, 2007.

Mon 10/1/2007 09:20 AMPatrol Cautions Motorists: Watch For Deer!


During this time of year, deer are more active, especially during evening and nighttime hours. Drivers are urged to be aware of behavior changes of deer associated with this time of year.

Mon 9/24/2007 09:18 AMOctober Is Crime Prevention Month!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Crime Prevention Council in observing October 2007 as National Crime Prevention Month. It is always smart to keep safety in mind, no matter where you are.

Fri 9/21/2007 04:26 PMRichard B. Holland, Of Eminence, Missouri, Arrested


Captain Luke Vislay, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the arrest of Richard B. Holland, 20, of Eminence, Missouri, for the murder of Jeremiah Hughes.

Mon 9/17/2007 01:33 PMTraffic Stop On Interstate 55 Results In Drug Arrest


On September 8, 2007, at approximately 8:55 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2007 Ford Focus traveling north on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County for a traffic violation.

Mon 9/17/2007 01:32 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a Driving
While Intoxicated Saturation conducted in Butler County on September 7, 2007.

Thu 9/13/2007 01:03 PMNational Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22, 2007). The primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in motor vehicles of the importance of child safety seats and seat belts.

Tue 9/11/2007 01:29 PMDriver Examination Stations Close For Meetings


The testing hours of the following driver examination stations will be effected on October 3, 2007,while the examiners attend a meeting. The Kennett office will be closed all day on October 3, 2007, and will reopen on October 10, 2007, at 9 a.m. The Charlseton Office will be closed all day on October 3, 2007, and will reopen on October 10, 2007, at 9 a.m. The Scott City and Malden CDL testing cites will also be closed all day on October 3, 2007. They will reopen on October 4, 2007, at 8 a.m. CDL tests are given by appointment only.

Tue 9/11/2007 10:01 AMMissouri State Highway Patrol Hosts Passenger Vehicle Inspection Course


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is offering a Passenger Vehicle Inspection Course at its Law Enforcement Academy from September 10 through 13, 2007. The course is designed to teach both driver and vehicle inspection topics that are specific to passenger-carrying motorcoaches. The Motor Carrier Services Division of the Missouri Department of Transportation is providing the instructor for the course.

Fri 9/7/2007 03:25 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a Driving While Intoxicated Saturation conducted in Troop E on August 31, 2007.

Fri 9/7/2007 03:24 PMCaptain Ridens Announces Promotion Of Corporal Russ E. Sargent


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer, Troop E, announced effective August 19, 2007, the promotion of Trooper Russ E Sargent to the rank of corporal. Cpl. Sargent will be the assistant zone supervisor assigned to Zone 13, which includes Madison and Iron counties.

Fri 9/7/2007 11:28 AMPlease Watch For Farm Machinery On Missouri’s Roads!


Soon, it will be harvest time in Missouri. Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. Motorists should be aware that farm machinery traffic will be heavier than normal during harvest time--especially on rural highways.

Tue 9/4/2007 03:30 PM 2007 Labor Day Traffic Crash And C.A.R.E. Totals For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Labor Day and C.A.R.E. enforcement totals and traffic crashes for Troop E. This year’s traffic crash and Operation C.A.R.E. -- “Combined Accident Reduction Effort” -- counting period began at 12:01 a.m., Friday August 31, 2007, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday September 3, 2007.

Tue 9/4/2007 11:14 AMTen People Die In Traffic Crashes Over Labor Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 fatalities during the 2007 Labor Day holiday.

Fri 8/31/2007 08:18 AMColonel James F. Keathley Announces Promotion


Sergeant Lance M. MacLaughlin was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and remained in his assignment within the Professional Standards Division.

Thu 8/30/2007 04:06 PMResults Of Troop E Hazardous Moving Violation Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a hazardous moving violation saturation patrol conducted in Troop E during the month of August in Butler County.

Thu 8/30/2007 04:04 PM Results Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Cape Giradeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Cape Girardeau County, that began at 10 p.m. on August 25, 2007, and ended at 3 a.m. on August 26, 2007.

Thu 8/30/2007 04:03 PM Results Of Troop E Hazardous Moving Violations Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a Hazardous Moving Violations Saturation conducted in Troop E during the month of August in Madison and Iron counties.

Tue 8/28/2007 11:06 AMColonel James F. Keathley Announces Promotions


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces promotions effective September 1, 2007. Lieutenant Gary L. Moore is being promoted to captain and designated director of the Driver Examination Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. Lieutenant David P. Perkins is being promoted to the rank of captain and will remain in his present assignment as director of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Tue 8/28/2007 10:57 AMNHTSA, AAMVA Recognize Patrol’s Efforts


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to inform the public the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administration (AAMVA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presented a highway safety award to the state of Missouri.

Thu 8/23/2007 11:04 AMDE Stations Close For Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the upcoming holiday:
Monday, September 3, 2007. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2007.

Wed 8/22/2007 03:52 PMTroop E Announces "Brake Awareness Truck Check"


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will conduct a four hour “Brake Awareness Truck Check” at MoDOT District 10 Headquarters from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on August 30, 2007, on U.S. Highway 61 north of Sikeston.

Tue 8/21/2007 03:39 PMHave A Safe Labor Day Holiday


Labor Day weekend is fast approaching. Many families will plan one last special outing to mark the end of summer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to expect a change in traffic patterns during the Labor Day weekend.

Mon 8/20/2007 04:33 PMColonel James F. Keathley Announces Promotions, Transfer


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces promotions and transfer effective September 1, 2007.

Mon 8/20/2007 03:33 PMSgt. William D. “Rusty” Bourg Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Sgt. William D. “Rusty” Bourg effective August 1, 2007. Sgt. Bourg served the citizens of Missouri as a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 33 years.

Mon 8/20/2007 03:24 PMColonel James F. Keathley Informs Public Of Second Quarter Activity


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of enforcement activity during the second quarter of 2007.

Mon 8/20/2007 03:22 PMSobriety Checkpoint/Saturation Announcement-Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, MO, announces that sometime during the month of August 2007, a sobriety checkpoint/saturation will be conducted in Cape Girardeau County.

Fri 8/17/2007 03:48 PMCaptain Billy R. Nelson Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain Billy R. Nelson and thanks him for his 35 years of dedication and service to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Captain Nelson retired effective August 1, 2007.

Wed 8/15/2007 09:15 AMMajor Lafayette E. “Gene” Lacy Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Major Lafayette E. “Gene” Lacy and thanks him for his 30 years of dedication and service to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Major Lacy retires effective September 1, 2007.


Wed 8/15/2007 08:18 AMCommunications Director James C. Biggerstaff Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Mr. James C. Biggerstaff, director of the Patrol’s Communications Division.


Tue 8/14/2007 08:12 AMPatrol Encourages Motorists To Watch For Students


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools will begin soon, and young people will be on the move -- walking, biking, and driving to school. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths.

Thu 8/9/2007 12:41 PM Safe And Legal Operation Of ATVs


Speeding down the road, splashing through a creek, or riding on the tracks may seem fun on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). But, doing so is dangerous and illegal in the state of Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol wants ATV operators and owners to be aware of the laws, regulations, and safety measures that should be taken when operating an ATV.

Mon 8/6/2007 11:23 AM2007 MCSAP SATETE Operation Totals For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the 2007 MCSAP SAFETE Operation totals for Troop E.

Thu 8/2/2007 10:15 AMBurglary Investigation Leads To Arrests


Captain Luke Vislay, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the arrests of several subjects in connection with an ongoing burglary investigation. The investigation was related to a burglary that occurred on July 26, 2007, at Nick’s Gun and Pawn, in West Plains, Missouri.

Wed 8/1/2007 02:59 PMTroop E Announces DWI Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI saturations during the month of August.

Wed 8/1/2007 12:48 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a driving
while intoxicated saturation conducted in Troop E on July 27, 2007.

Wed 8/1/2007 12:45 PMCriminal Records And Identification Division


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to highlight the Criminal Records and Identification Division.

Tue 7/31/2007 08:40 AMTraffic Stop On MO 153 Results In Drug Arrest


On July 17, 2007, at approximately 11:09 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2005 Lincoln traveling north on Missouri Highway 153 south of U.S. Highway 60 in Stoddard County for improper lane usage.

Tue 7/31/2007 08:39 AMTraffic Stop On I -55 Results In Drug Arrest


On July 14, 2007, at approximately 11:04 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1998 Oldsmobile traveling north in Interstate 55 at exit 49 in New Madrid County for improper signal.

Mon 7/30/2007 03:10 PMTraffic Stop On I -55 Results In Drug Arrest


On July 13, 2007, at approximately 7:44 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 pickup traveling north in Interstate 55 at the 52-mile marker in New Madrid County for improper lane usage.

Mon 7/30/2007 03:09 PMTraffic Stop On I -155 Results In Drug Arrest


On July 14, 2007, at approximately 10:21 a.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1994 Kenworth traveling north on Interstate 155 at the E-2 North Weigh Station.

Mon 7/30/2007 03:02 PM Results Of Troop E Selective Traffic Enforcement Operations Conducted During The Month of July


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of Selective Traffic Enforcement Operations conducted in the Troop E area during the month of July. The goal of these additional enforcement operations is to detect criminal activity taking place on our highways.

Mon 7/30/2007 01:09 PMPatrol Addresses Motorized Scooters And Mini-Motorcycles


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind parents it is illegal to operate motorized bicycles on public streets and highways unless the operator has a driver’s license.

Fri 7/27/2007 04:47 PMHomicide Arrest


Captain Luke Vislay, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the arrest of Bradley J. Jennings, 50, of Buffalo, Missouri, for the December 25, 2006, murder of Lisa Jennings.

Wed 7/25/2007 05:53 PMMissouri Experiences Significant Traffic Death Reduction in 2006


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is pleased to announce Missouri led the nation in the reduction of deaths from traffic crashes.

Tue 7/24/2007 04:14 PMNew Trooper graduates from the Patrol Academy-assigned to Troop E


Captain G. E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces the assignment of a new trooper in Troop E. Troop E personnel welcome Terry M. James,

Tue 7/24/2007 04:12 PMNew Trooper graduates from the Patrol Academy-assigned to Troop E


Captain G. E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces the assignment of a new trooper in Troop E. Troop E personnel welcome Brooks A. Pratt

Tue 7/24/2007 04:10 PMNew Trooper graduates from the Patrol Academy-assigned to Troop E


Captain G. E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces the assignment of a new trooper in Troop E. Troop E personnel welcome Amy K. Stagner,

Tue 7/24/2007 04:08 PMResults Of Troop E DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a Driving
While Intoxicated Saturation conducted in Troop E on July 14, 2007.

Wed 7/18/2007 09:32 AMPatrol Extends Application Deadline For Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspectors


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is extending its application deadline for the position of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspector I & II. Interested individuals must submit the Patrol’s Application for Employment prior to July 30, 2007.

Tue 7/17/2007 04:16 PMNew Trooper In Camden/Miller Counties


Captain D.A. Schmidt, commanding officer, Troop F, Missouri State Highway Patrol, has announced that Trooper Scott B. White, a member of the 86th Recruit Class, has been assigned to Troop F, Zone 11, which encompasses Camden/Miller counties.

Mon 7/16/2007 03:05 PMPatrol Needs Assistance In Locating Fugitive


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the deviant sexual assault of a child in Butler County. As a result of the investigation, a warrant has been issued for 1st Degree Statutory Sodomy for Johnnie Dunivan on July 12, 2007.

Fri 7/13/2007 02:46 PMMotor Vehicle Inspection


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of motor vehicle inspection activity from January 1 through May 31, 2007.

Fri 7/13/2007 11:59 AM 86th Recruit Class Graduates From Patrol Academy


Thirty-six new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on July 30, 2007.

Tue 7/10/2007 03:37 PMPatrol To Commission New Troopers


The Missouri State Highway Patrol will appoint 36 new troopers upon their graduation from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. The graduation ceremony will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 13, 2007, on the south lawn of Missouri’s Capitol, Jefferson City.

Tue 7/10/2007 11:38 AM 2007 July 4th Traffic Crash And C.A.R.E. Totals For Troop E


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the July 4th and C.A.R.E. enforcement totals and traffic crashes for Troop E.

Mon 7/9/2007 04:00 PMPatrol Crime Laboratory


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to highlight the Patrol’s Crime Laboratory Division.

Mon 7/9/2007 02:44 PMSobriety Checkpoint To Be Held


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Madison and Wayne counties some time during the month of July.

Fri 7/6/2007 11:10 AMResults Of Troop E Hazardous Moving Violations Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a Hazardous Moving Violations Saturation conducted in Troop E during the month of June in Butler County.

Thu 7/5/2007 09:18 AMThree Deaths During July Fourth Weekend


Three people died in traffic crashes during the 2007 July Fourth holiday’s 30-hour counting period. The counting period began at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2007 and ended at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2007. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 64 injuries in 103 traffic crashes, and made 50 driving while intoxicated arrests. During last year’s 102-hour counting period, 12 people died and 840 people were injured in 1,669 traffic crashes. Troopers made 165 driving while intoxicated arrests during the 2006 counting period.

Tue 7/3/2007 01:05 PMDriver Examiners Test Prospective Drivers Every Day


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of driver examination activity from January 1 through May 31, 2007.

Fri 6/29/2007 03:34 PMSergeant Lonnie L. Hickman Retires


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces effective July 1, 2007, the retirement of Sergeant Lonnie L. Hickman.

Fri 6/29/2007 12:43 PMCommercial Vehicle Officers Protect And Serve


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of commercial vehicle enforcement activity from January 1 through May 31, 2007.

Fri 6/29/2007 10:27 AMPatrol Hiring Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspectors


The Missouri State Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the position of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspector I & II. Fourteen positions are open statewide. Troop E, which covers 13 counties in southeast Missouri, has four openings.

Thu 6/28/2007 10:28 AM Troop E Announces A DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces a DWI Saturation. Troop E officers will conduct the DWI Saturation in Butler County during the month of July.

Tue 6/26/2007 02:47 PMHave A Safe July Fourth Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming July Fourth holiday. If your holiday plans include traveling on Missouri highways, remember to buckle up, pay attention, and obey the speed limit.

Tue 6/26/2007 02:11 PMDE Stations To Close For July Fourth


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the upcoming holiday:
Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, July 5, 2007.

Tue 6/26/2007 11:11 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Stoddard And Dunklin Counties


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Stoddard and Dunklin counties, that began on June 23, 2007, at 10 p.m., and ended on June 24, 2007, at 3 a.m.

Mon 6/25/2007 04:55 PM Colonel James F. Keathley Announces Promotion


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective July 1, 2007: Lt. Duane L. Robinson will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated troop commander of Troop H, St. Joseph, MO.


Thu 6/21/2007 10:37 AM Results Of Troop E DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a Driving
While Intoxicated Saturation conducted in Troop E on June 16, 2007, in Butler County.

Mon 6/18/2007 12:53 PM Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Held


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Stoddard and Dunklin counties some time during the month of June.

Thu 6/7/2007 12:30 PMMissouri Highway Patrol Assists PSC Investigation Into Ameren


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, today said the Patrol will assist by providing information to the Public Service Commission in their new investigation into the Ameren Taum Sauk collapse.

Mon 6/4/2007 03:48 PMResults Of Troop E "Click It Or Ticket" Enforcement Operation In Scott And Stoddard Counties


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of the “Click It Or Ticket” enforcement operation held in Scott and Stoddard counties from May 21, 2007 through June 2, 2007.

Mon 6/4/2007 01:59 PMResults Of Troop E Hazardous Moving Violations Saturations


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of five Hazardous Moving Violations Saturations conducted in Troop E during the month of May.

Mon 6/4/2007 12:49 PMResults Of Troop E Interstate 57 Operation With Illinois Law Enforcement


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of an Interstate 57 Operation with Illinois State Police and local Illinois law enforcement conducted on May 25, 2007.

Fri 6/1/2007 08:12 AMTroop E announces All American Buckle-Up And Memorial Day Weekend Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop E area, which consists of 13 counties in southeast Missouri.

Wed 5/23/2007 11:50 AMTraffic Stop On I -55 Results In Drug Arrest


On May 19, 2007, at approximately 9 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1998 Buick Century traveling north on Interstate 55 at the 49-mile marker in New Madrid County for a traffic violation.

Wed 5/23/2007 11:47 AMResults Of Troop E DWI Checkpoint In Butler County



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI checkpoint conducted in Troop E, Butler County, that began on May 18, 2007, at 10 p.m. and ended on May 19, 2007, at 3 a.m.

Wed 5/23/2007 11:30 AM Results Of Troop E Hazardous Moving Violations Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a Hazardous Moving Violations Saturation conducted in Troop E during the month of May in Butler County.

Wed 5/23/2007 10:22 AMTraffic Stop On U.S. Highway 61 Results In Drug Arrest


On May 18, 2007, at approximately 9:25 p.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2002 Dodge Stratus traveling south on U.S. Highway 61 at Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a stop sign violation.

Thu 5/17/2007 02:21 PMTraffic Stop On Mo. Route U Results In Drug Arrest


On May 12, 2007, at approximately 11:58 a.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 1997 GMC Sierra Pickup truck traveling west on Route U in Stoddard County while conducting a spot check of vehicles for license and equipment violations.

Wed 5/16/2007 09:09 AMColonel James F. Keathley Informs Public Of First Quarter Activity


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of enforcement activity during the first quarter of 2007.

Wed 5/16/2007 09:07 AMHave A Safe Memorial Day!


Whether you will be visiting family or going to one of Missouri’s lakes or other travel destinations, the Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to think about safety when making plans for the holiday weekend. Be aware of construction along your route, pay attention while you are driving, and buckle up.

Mon 5/14/2007 02:17 PM Results Of Troop E DWI Saturation Patrol


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI saturation patrol conducted in Troop E that began on May 5, 2007, at 5 p.m., and ended on May 6, 2007, at 3 a.m.

Mon 5/14/2007 02:07 PM Traffic Stop On I -55 Results In Drug Arrest


On May 1, 2007, at approximately 2 a.m. a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2007 Lincoln Town Car traveling north on Interstate 55 at the 63-mile marker in New Madrid County for exceeding the posted speed limit.

Mon 5/14/2007 10:34 AM Remember Our Missing Children


Each year on May 25, our nation remembers its lost children -- children who have run away, been stolen away, or been abandoned. This day has been known as National Missing Children's Day since May 25, 1983.

Wed 5/9/2007 08:25 AMTroop E Announces A DWI Saturation


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announces that Troop E officers will conduct DWI Saturations during the month of May.

Wed 5/9/2007 08:24 AM Troop E Announces Hazardous Moving Violation Enforcement Project


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of May 2007, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will conduct a hazardous moving violation enforcement project.

Wed 5/9/2007 08:22 AM Results Of Troop E "Move Over" Operation


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announces the results of a “Move Over” Operation conducted in theTroop E area.


Mon 5/7/2007 03:45 PM Results Of Troop E Hazardous Moving Violation Operation



Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announces the results of a hazardous moving violation operation during the month of April 2007.

Mon 4/23/2007 08:16 AM13 Honored At Patrol Annual Awards Ceremony


Colonel James F. Keathley is proud to announce 13 employees were honored at the Patrol’s 17th annual awards banquet on April 21, 2007. Held at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia, MO, family, friends, and The MASTERS members gathered to honor the heroes of 2006.

Fri 4/20/2007 08:58 AM Troop E Announces Hazardous Moving Violation Enforcement Project


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of April 2007, a hazardous moving violation enforcement project will be conducted in Troop E.

Thu 4/19/2007 01:23 PM Patrol To Honor 2006 Heroes


On Saturday April 21, 2007 the Missouri State Highway Patrol will honor some of its employees at its17th annual awards ceremony and banquet. The 2007 awards ceremony and banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn Select-Executive Center, located at 2200 I-70 Drive S.W., in Columbia, MO. The awards ceremony will begin immediately following the banquet, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wed 4/11/2007 11:48 AMDevlin Task Force and Washington County Prosecutor To Hold News Conference


On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 11 a.m. Washington County Prosecutor John Rupp along with members of the Devlin Task Force will be holding a news conference at 102 North Missouri St., Potosi, Missouri. The conference will be held on the second floor of the Washington County Court House in the main courtroom and will begin promptly at 11a.m.

Fri 4/6/2007 02:28 PMAnnouncement Of Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Held In St. Francois County


Captain Ronald S. Johnson, commanding officer of Troop C, St. Louis, announces that sometime during the month of April 2007, a sobriety checkpoint will be held in St. Francois County.

Fri 4/6/2007 11:10 AMPatrol Announces Poster Contest Winner


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, congratulates Missouri’s first place winner, Miss Rylie White, who attends Lathrop Elementary in Lathrop, MO. Miss White’s winning artwork has been entered in the National Missing and Exploited Children’s Day Poster Contest in Washington, D.C.

Mon 4/2/2007 02:44 PMPress Conference To Announce New Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program


On Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol will host a news conference at Troop D Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri located at 3131 East Kearney Street.

Mon 4/2/2007 11:00 AMNew Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program For The Patrol


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced a new commercial vehicle enforcement program at a press conference held at the Patrol’s General Headquarters on Monday, April 2, 2007 in Jefferson City, and will do so again at a second news conference in Springfield on Tuesday, April 3, 2007.

Fri 3/30/2007 08:40 AMPress Conferences To Announce New Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program


On Monday, April 2, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol will host a news conference in front of the Patrol’s Training Academy located directly behind the General Headquarters Building at 1510 East Elm Street in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol will explain the new Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program and its functions.

Wed 3/28/2007 10:48 AMCorporal Mark Wilson Promoted


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective February 4, 2007:

Corporal Mark A. Wilson was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will remain in his present assignment as an instructor in the Patrol’s Training Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Mon 3/26/2007 03:05 PMResults of Troop E DWI Saturation Patrol


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announces the results of a DWI saturation patrol conducted in Troop E that began on March 16, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. and ended on March 17, 2007, at 3:00 a. m. During the operation troopers were assigned to patrol highways with a past history of higher number of traffic crashes and arrests with alcohol or drug impaired drivers.

Thu 3/15/2007 04:21 PMColonel James F. Keathley Announces Promotion


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective February 4, 2007:

Corporal Charles J. “Joey” Day was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will remain in his present assignment as an instructor in the Patrol’s Training Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Thu 3/15/2007 11:24 AMSpring Arrived, Will You?


Spring seems to have arrived, and along with it, varying temperatures and weather patterns. These changes can cause problems for drivers.

Wed 3/14/2007 03:43 PMArrests Made In Cattle Theft Investigation


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the arrests of Rodney W. Shockley, 33, of Summersville, MO, and Joey W. Shepard, 36, of Laquey, MO. Shockley and Shepard were arrested in Pulaski County on March 12, 2007, for receiving stolen property related to cattle theft. Both Shockley and Shepard are currently being held in the Pulaski County Jail.

Thu 3/8/2007 02:40 PMSobriety Checkpoint/Saturation Announcement-Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of March 2007, a sobriety checkpoint/saturation will be conducted in Cape Girardeau County. The operations will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other local area law enforcement agencies.

Thu 3/8/2007 08:43 AMMajor Lafayette E. “Gene” Lacy Selected To Participate In Leadership Missouri


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol commends Major Lafayette E. “Gene” Lacy, who joins an elite group of 35 Missouri business and state leaders chosen to participate in Leadership Missouri. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry sponsors this seven-month leadership enhancement program.

Mon 3/5/2007 12:45 PMTroop E: Traffic Stop On I -55 Results In Drug Arrest


A trooper stops vehicle for speeding; investigation leads to arrests.

Fri 3/2/2007 11:10 AMSergeant Miles Parks Retires


On March 01, 2007, Sergeant Miles S. Parks retired as a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol after 38 years and 9 months of dedicated service to the citizens of the state of Missouri. He has the distinction of serving longer than any officer in the history of the Highway Patrol.

Thu 3/1/2007 04:02 PMPatrol's 86th Recruit Class At Academy


Forty-eight people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on Monday, January 8, 2007, to begin the 27-week training course to become a trooper. The 86th Recruit Class is scheduled to graduate on July 13, 2007.

Mon 2/26/2007 10:33 AM Patrol Announces Change To Assigning New Troopers


Beginning with the 87th Recruit Class, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will offer trooper applicants the option of selecting the location of their first (road) assignment. New Patrol recruits who are successful in the selection process, and finish the required Academy training, will be able to work and live in an area of their choice. These preferred assignments will be offered on a trial basis throughout the state.

Mon 2/26/2007 10:32 AM Patrol Accepting Trooper Applications


Tradition ... Respect ... Service ... These words describe The Missouri State Highway Patrol. If you’re looking for a challenging career with good benefits, the Patrol may have the answer. This highly respected law enforcement agency is now hiring for the position of trooper. Applications will be accepted until April 6, 2007. The 87th Recruit Class is tentatively scheduled to begin January 7, 2008.

Fri 2/16/2007 01:05 PMColonel Keathley Announces Promotion


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective February 4, 2007: Sergeant Jerry C. West was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Training Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Fri 2/16/2007 10:36 AMChildren Participate In Poster Contest


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to inform the public that fifth grade students throughout Missouri are participating in the National Missing and Exploited Children’s Day poster contest. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), previously provided Missouri schools with program information and rules. Students are creating posters measuring 11 x 14 inches, which reflect the “Bring Our Missing Children Home” theme. They may use acrylics, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, magic markers, spray paint, pastels, etc.

Fri 2/9/2007Driver Examination Stations


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for upcoming holidays.

Wed 2/7/2007Patrol Provides Enforcement Statistics For 2006


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to share with the public preliminary enforcement totals for 2006. These statistics show how the Patrol continues to serve and protect Missouri’s citizens and those traveling through our state.

Tue 2/6/2007National Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (February 11-17, 2007).

Mon 2/5/2007Sergeant Hanne Dale Hicks Promoted To Lieutenant


Sergeant Hanne Dale Hicks has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant, effective February 4, 2007.

Fri 2/2/2007Cattle Theft Investigation Arrest


Captain Luke Vislay, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the arrest of Thomas G. Blasek, 32, of Cuba, Kansas. The arrest is a result of a criminal investigation conducted by Governor Matt Blunt’s Cattle Theft Task Force and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Thu 2/1/2007Criminal Investigation Totals For 2006 Released


Captain Luke Vislay, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the 2006 criminal investigation enforcement numbers for the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.

Mon 1/29/2007Troop E: Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest


Troop E: Trooper stops to check on driver. Contact leads to discovery of crack cocaine and arrest.

Tue 1/23/2007Traffic Stop On I-55 Results In Drug Arrest


On January 19, 2007, at approximately 2230 hours a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped to check a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero blocking traffic in the roadway on I-55 at the 27-mile marker at the intersection of Route A in Pemiscot County.

Fri 1/19/2007 12:00 AMTraffic Stop on I-55 Results in Drug Arrest


Traffic stop leads to seizure of 23 individually wrapped bags of marijuana.

Wed 1/17/2007 12:00 AMPatrol’s Crime Laboratory Division's Work Applauded


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to publicly acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the employees within the Patrol’s Crime Laboratory Division.

Tue 1/16/2007 12:00 AMLindsey Promoted To Captain; Designated Director Of Training Division


Colonel James F. Keathley announces the following promotion effective February 1, 2007:



Lieutenant Matthew B. “Barry” Lindsey is being promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Training Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Mon 1/8/2007 12:00 AMDriver Examination Stations Closing


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the upcoming holiday: Monday, January 15, 2007 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

Thu 1/4/2007 12:00 AMTroop E Christmas, New Year's and Year-End Traffic Crash Totals


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announces the traffic crash and arrest totals for both the Christmas and New Year’s Weekend Counting Periods. Both holiday counting periods began on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and ended at 11:59 p.m. the following Monday.

Wed 1/3/2007 12:51 PMNew Laws Effective January 1, 2007


In 2006 the Missouri General Assembly enacted new legislation affecting vehicle operation and Governor Matt Blunt signed the legislation into law. Some of the laws contained an emergency clause and went into effect upon the signing and others went into effect August 28, 2006, however a couple of important laws actually went into effect January 1, 2007.

Wed 1/3/2007 12:49 PMPatrol Reports Eight Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2006 to 11:59 p.m., Monday, January 1, 2007.

Wed 1/3/2007 12:00 AMNew Laws Effective January 1, 2007


In 2006 the Missouri General Assembly enacted new legislation affecting vehicle operation and Governor Matt Blunt signed the legislation into law. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education of motor vehicle laws.

Tue 1/2/2007 12:00 AMPatrol Reports Eight Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2006 to 11:59 p.m., Monday, January 1, 2007. During this year’s 78-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 247 traffic crashes, which included 109 injuries and all eight fatalities. Troopers also arrested 132 people for driving while intoxicated.

Fri 12/29/2006 12:00 AMLt. Tom Meyer Transfers


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the following transfer effective January 7, 2007: Lt. Thomas L. Meyer will transfer from Troop F Headquarters, Jefferson City, to the Research and Development Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. In his new position, Lt. Meyer will serve as assistant director of that division.

Tue 12/26/2006 12:00 AMTroop I DE Fred Burgess Retires


Captain Randy E. Becker, Commanding Officer of Troop I, announces that effective December 31, 2006, after proudly serving for over 30 years, Driver Examiner Fred J. Burgess will retire.

Tue 12/26/2006 12:00 AMArrest Made in Bonnie Murders


Callaway County Sheriff, Dennis Crane announces the arrest of Brian Joseph Dorsey, age 34 of Jefferson City, Missouri in connection with the murders of Benjamin and Sarah Bonnie.

Tue 12/26/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Reports Five Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports five people died during the Christmas holiday counting period--from 6 p.m., Friday, December 22, to 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 25, 2006.

Mon 12/18/2006 12:00 AMHave A Safe Christmas Holiday!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds travelers that holiday drivers will affect traffic patterns. If you’re planning a trip during the holiday, please keep this in mind.

Mon 12/18/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Provides Lifesaver Weekend Totals


During the Operation Lifesaver Weekend, which began Friday December 15, 2006, and ended on Sunday December 17, 2006, officers investigated 28 traffic crashes, 4 of those involving alcohol.

Mon 12/18/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Stresses Safety During New Year’s Holiday


The New Year’s holiday is a time to celebrate 2006 and welcome 2007. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages everyone to include safety in their holiday preparations.

Thu 12/14/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Hosts School Violence Training


On Thursday, December 14, 2006, the Missouri State Highway Patrol hosted a training session conducted by Pennsylvania State Police officers dealing with school violence. There were 75 law enforcement officers from state and local agencies around Missouri in attendance at the training, which focused on the West Nickel Mines School shooting in the Amish community of Lancaster County Pennsylvania on October 2, 2006.

Thu 12/14/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Hosts School Violence Training


On Thursday, December 14, 2006, the Missouri State Highway Patrol hosted a training session conducted by Pennsylvania State Police officers dealing with school violence. There were 75 law enforcement officers from state and local agencies around Missouri in attendance at the training, which focused on the West Nickel Mines School shooting in the Amish community of Lancaster County Pennsylvania on October 2, 2006.

Mon 12/11/2006 12:00 AMFelony Methamphetamine Arrest Made in Wayne County


On November 29, 2006, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Trooper N. T Bratton arrested Sheila Cobb, 36, of Williamsville, Missouri, for felony possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute (meth amphetamine).

Tue 12/5/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Provides DE Station Schedules For Holidays


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed for the upcoming holidays:



Monday, December 25, 2006 (Christmas)

Monday, January 1, 2006 (New Year’s Day).

Fri 12/1/2006 12:00 AMPatrol: Drive Safely During Winter


Winter weather has arrived. Missourians have seen temperatures drop, and rain turn to ice, sleet, and snow all in a day or two. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during bad weather.

Fri 12/1/2006 12:00 AMMarston, Missouri Resident Arrested


On November 30, 2006, officers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Robert L. Burns, 24, of Marston, Missouri, for Felony Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident.

Thu 11/30/2006 12:00 AMPresident Bush Honors Midwest HIDTA


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to announce that Midwest HIDTA, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kansas Bureau of Investigations, and the Kansas City, MO, Police Department are the recipients of a special proclamation from President George W. Bush for their decade long fight against methamphetamine.

Wed 11/29/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Provides Preliminary Findings Regarding Anderson Guest House Fire


Preliminary investigation indicates the fire began in the northwest corner of the Anderson Guest House. Additional information provided.

Tue 11/28/2006 12:00 AMAnderson Guest House Press Conference Scheduled


On Wednesday November 29, 2006, at 10 a.m., a press conference will be held at the location of the Anderson Guest House on Missouri 59 in Anderson, Missouri, which tragically burned Monday, November 27, 2006.

Mon 11/27/2006 12:00 AMInvestigation into deadly fire at Anderson Missouri continu


Anderson Guest House fire investigation initiated.

Mon 11/27/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Provides Area Stats For Thanksgiving Weekend


Troop E officers investigated 36 traffic crashes including two fatalities that occurred on November 26,2006, in Butler and Wayne counties. Officers made 21 arrests for driving while intoxicated, issued 275 speed citations, 110 seat belt citations, and assisted 126 motorists.

Mon 11/27/2006 12:00 AMHighway Patrol Releases October 2006 Drug Interdiction Totals


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to publicly acknowledge the state troopers working Missouri’s roadways. Traffic enforcement--including the investigation of traffic crashes and responding to calls from the public--has been the Patrol’s primary mission for 75 years. Troopers are vigilant in fulfilling this mission and in detecting criminal activity occurring on our highways.

Mon 11/27/2006 12:00 AM11 People Die Over Thanksgiving Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 11 people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2006 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2006. The Highway Patrol investigated 10 of the fatalities; Florissant Police Department investigated one fatality.

Tue 11/21/2006 12:00 AMNews Conference: Fourth Annual Tpr. Michael L. Newton Memorial Toy Drive To Begin


A news conference announcing the kick off of the toy fund will be held on November 22, 2006. The news conference will start at 2:00 pm. The news conference will be hosted at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at 4242 South Noland Road, Independence, MO.

Tue 11/21/2006 12:00 AMSentencing Held In Death Of Trooper D. Kevin Floyd


On Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Mr. Forrest L. Ghan, 66, of Republic, Missouri, was sentenced as a result of his conviction on involuntary manslaughter charges for his role in the death of Trooper D. Kevin Floyd.

Mon 11/20/2006 12:00 AMMissouri State Highway Patrol Reaccredited


The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) reaccredited the Missouri State Highway Patrol at its fall conference banquet in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday evening, November 18.

Wed 11/15/2006 12:00 AMColonel James Keathley Shares Investigation Successes With Public


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to inform the public of the progress relative to the following, significant cases. He also recognizes the efforts and success of the troopers within the Division of Drug and Crime Control and our road officers. All of these accomplishments took place from September 1, 2006 to the present.

Tue 11/14/2006 12:00 AMMemorial Highway Dedication To Honor Tpr. Robert Kolilis


On Friday November 17, 2006, a ceremony will be conducted to dedicate a portion of Missouri Highway “M” in Washington County and within the city limits of Irondale as the “Trooper Robert J. Kolilis Memorial Highway”.

Tue 11/14/2006 12:00 AMSafety Should Be Part Of Thanksgiving Plans


If you will be traveling this holiday, please remember to observe the traffic laws and buckle up. Take the time to make sure your car is in good condition before beginning your trip. It is also important that you are well rested before you start driving.

Wed 11/8/2006 12:00 AMStatewide DE Station Closing Schedule In November 2006


Patrol makes public aware of DE Station closings due to holidays in November 2006.

Mon 11/6/2006 12:00 AMA Message From Patrol Superintendent Colonel James F. Keathley


Colonel James F. Keathley shares his belief in the Patrol's mission and four strategies for the agency.

Wed 11/1/2006 01:00 AMCeremony To Dedicate Trooper Ralph Tatoian Memorial Highway


On November 9, dedication of the Trooper Ralph Tatoian Memorial Highway will take place at 10 a.m. at Troop C Headquarters.

Fri 10/27/2006 12:00 AMCaptain Nelson Graduates From Leadership Missouri


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol commends Captain Billy R. Nelson, who recently graduated from Leadership Missouri, which is sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Wed 10/25/2006 12:00 AMUpcoming Memorial Dedications Honor Fallen Troopers


On Thursday, November 16, 2006, two memorial dedication services will be conducted in Troop G. At 9:00 a.m., at the Cabool School Gymnasium, ceremonies will be held to dedicate a portion of US Highway 60 as the Trooper D. Kevin Floyd Memorial Highway. At 2:00 p.m., a service at the First Baptist Church in Van Buren will dedicate a bridge on US highway 60 as the Sergeant C. Dewayne Graham Memorial Bridge.

Tue 10/24/2006 12:00 AMMIAC Assists With Murder Investigation


Missouri Information Analysis Center assists with Murder Investigation in Killeen,Texas.

Mon 10/23/2006 12:00 AMSex Offender Registry Enhanced


Governor Blunt today announced the new changes that have taken place with the Missouri Sex Offender Registry. These changes are a direct result of the passage of House Bill 1698 that was signed into law on June 6, 2006.

Mon 10/23/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Cautions Motorists: Watch For Deer!


During this time of year, deer are more active, especially during evening and nighttime hours. Drivers are urged to be aware of behavior changes of deer associated with this time of year.

Fri 10/20/2006 12:00 AMHave A Fun, Safe Halloween!


Halloween brings parties, costumes, decorations, and treats. The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to keep safety in mind as they celebrate this holiday. The Patrol offers these safety tips.

Wed 10/18/2006 12:00 AMCorporal John A.“Jay” Sampietro Jr. Memorial Highway Dedication Scheduled


On Wednesday October 25, 2006, ceremonies will be conducted to dedicate a portion of I-44 as a memorial highway honoring Corporal Jay Sampietro who lost his life in the furtherance of his duties serving the citizens of this state.



Dedication ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop D Headquarters.

Fri 10/13/2006 12:00 AMSearch Warrant Leads To Arrest


Troop G: James Rusty Daugherty, 41, was charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana; Manufacture of Marijuana; Manufacture of Methamphetamine; Possession of Methamphetamine; Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Misdemeanor Possession of Paraphernalia; Possession of Illegal Firearm; and Maintaining a Public Nuisance.

Tue 10/10/2006 12:00 AMSuspicious Death In Knox County Ruled A Homicide


On Friday, October 6, 2006, at approximately 9:20 a.m., the Knox County Sheriff’s Department was called to a residence in Knox City, Missouri, where Larry G. Callahan, 57, was found dead of an apparent gun shot wound. Investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control were called to the scene to assist the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. After a thorough on-scene investigation and autopsy, the cause of death has been classified as a homicide. Officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department are continuing the investigation.

Tue 10/10/2006 12:00 AMSuspicious Death In Knox County Being Investigated


On Friday, October 6, 2006, at approximately 9:20 a.m., the Knox County Sheriff’s Department was called to a residence in Knox City, Missouri, where a 57-year-old white male had been found dead inside of the residence.



Investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control have been called to assist the Knox County Sheriff’s Department with the on-going investigation.

Tue 10/10/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Announces Promotion


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces effective August 20 2006, the promotion of Corporal Thad Wilson. Corporal Wilson will be the assistant zone supervisor in Zone 8, which are the Pemiscot/New Madrid county areas.

Wed 10/4/2006 12:00 AMAdditional Arrests Made For Cattle Theft


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the arrest of Lewis J. Bowers Jr., 35, and Deanna K. Bowers, 28, both of Centralia, MO. The Bowers were arrested in Audrain County on October 3, 2006, for the theft of 90 head of cattle in that county. The Bowers are being held in the Audrain County Jail where charges are pending.

Tue 10/3/2006 12:00 AMColonel James F. Keathley Announces Promotions


Sergeant Edward J. Aylward promoted to lieutenant. Sgt. Michael Meyer promoted to lieutenant. Sergeant Vince Rice promoted to lieutenant. Sgt. Roger Whittler promoted to lieutenant.

Thu 9/28/2006 12:00 AMAssociation Honors Patrol


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of an award bestowed upon the Patrol. Each year, the National Safety Council’s Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) recognizes an exemplary state or federal project intended to improve the timeliness, accuracy, or accessibility of traffic safety data with a Best Practices Award.

Wed 9/27/2006 12:00 AMColonel James F. Keathley Announces Transfer


Lieutenant Gary L. Moore will transfer to the Gaming Division and be designated assistant director effective October 1, 2006.

Wed 9/27/2006 12:00 AMRoss Creach Memorial Highway To Be Dedicated


Captain Dale A. Schmidt, Commanding Officer Troop F, Jefferson City, announced today that on Friday, September 29, 2006, a portion of U.S. 54 in Camden County will be designated as Trooper Ross Creach Memorial Highway. The dedication ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Macks Creek Baptist Church, Macks Creek, Mo.

Tue 9/26/2006 12:00 AMSpringfield Resident Arrested


Captain Luke Vislay, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the arrest of Vicki Dixon, age 43, of Springfield, Missouri. Dixon was arrested during the evening hours of September 25, 2006, for the August 21, 2003, murder of Johnny Garrett.

Mon 9/25/2006 12:00 AMSergeant Cindy D. Newton Retires


Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Sergeant Cindy D. Newton after 25 1/2 years of dedicated service. Newton is the first female in the history of the organization to retire as a member of the Patrol. She retires October 1, 2006.

Mon 9/18/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Honored By Missouri Press Association


On Friday, September 15, 2006, the Missouri Press Association recognized the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 75th Anniversary at a luncheon ceremony during the MPA’s 140th Annual Convention held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Thu 9/14/2006 12:00 AMStolen Cattle Recovered


Captain Luke Vislay, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces as a result of the ongoing cattle theft investigation nearly 100 head of stolen cattle have been recovered during the past three days.

Tue 9/12/2006 12:00 AMArrest Made In Cattle Theft Investigation


Anthony A. Smith, 34, of Newburg, MO, was arrested in rural Phelps County on September 11, 2006, for stealing-related charges stemming from a cattle theft investigation that began in May 2006 in Cooper County. Smith is currently being held in the Cooper County Jail.

Tue 9/12/2006 12:00 AMGraduated Driver's License Passenger Restriction Law Clarified


On August 28, 2006 a passenger restriction was placed on those individuals driving in the Intermediate License level of the Graduated Driver’s License. This news release clarifies the restriction.

Tue 9/12/2006 12:00 AMArrest Made In Cattle Theft Investigation


Anthony A. Smith, 34, of Newburg, MO, was arrested in rural Phelps County on September 11, 2006, for stealing-related charges stemming from a cattle theft investigation that began in May 2006 in Cooper County. Smith is currently being held in the Cooper County Jail.

Mon 9/11/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Announces Open House For 75th Anniversary


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, would like to invite the public to attend an open house at Troop E Headquarters, 4947 U.S. 67 North, Poplar Bluff, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Saturday, September 30, 2006.

Tue 9/5/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Enforcement Totals For Holiday Weekend Announced


During the 2006 Labor Day Holiday weekend, Troop E officers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). As a result of the long holiday weekend, Troop E officers investigated 31 traffic crashes including one fatality that occurred on September 3, 2006, in Dunklin county. Officers made 25 arrests for driving while intoxicated, issued 285 speed citations, 86 seat belt citations, and assisted 171 motorists.

Tue 9/5/2006 12:00 AM13 People Die In Traffic Crashes During Labor Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 13 fatalities during the 2006 Labor Day holiday. Last year, there were 11 fatalities. The 2006 counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, September 1, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2006. During this period, the Patrol investigated 309 traffic crashes, which included 160 injuries and 12 fatalities. St. Louis City Police Department investigated one fatality. Troopers made 172 arrests for driving while intoxicated in 2006, compared to 177 arrests last year.

Fri 9/1/2006 12:00 AMSgt. Bruce T. Clemonds Promoted To Lieutenant


Sergeant Bruce T. Clemonds Jr. is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will remain in his present assignment in the Field Operations Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Fri 9/1/2006 12:00 AMRet. Lt. Col. William K. Seibert Jr. Honored


In honor of retired Lt. Colonel William K. Seibert Jr.’s almost 30 years of service to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a flag will fly over the United States Capitol today, September 1, 2006.

Fri 9/1/2006 12:00 AMElder, Vislay Promoted To Captain


Lieutenant Lester D. Elder is promoted to captain and designated director of the Gaming Division. Lieutenant Luke Vislay is promoted to captain and designated director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control.

Fri 8/25/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Explains Penalty Changes For Violations Of Move Over Law


More serious penalties for violation of the Move Over law when injury or death results from the violation will also take effect on August 28.

Fri 8/25/2006 12:00 AMHarvest Season Changes Traffic Pattern


“Last year, two people were killed and 82 were injured in traffic crashes involving machinery,” said Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. “Motorists and farmers can share the road safely. Both must stay alert to changing traffic patterns during the harvest season. If the routes you travel are near farmland, slow down and drive courteously.”

Wed 8/23/2006 12:00 AMGraduated Driver's License Law Changes Explained


Portions of Senate Bill 1001 going into effect August 28, 2006, will restrict the number of passengers Intermediate License holders may carry in their vehicle. Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stated, “Drivers under the age of 21 accounted for 29.9 percent of all Missouri traffic crashes and 21.1 percent of all fatal Missouri crashes in 2005. We continue to lose far too many young people needlessly on our highways due to speed, driver inattention, and impaired driving.”

Tue 8/22/2006 12:00 AMVernon County Underage Drinking Operation Results In Five Arrests


In response to numerous complaints from the public in the Nevada, MO, area, the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted an undercover operation to determine if minors were being served alcohol at Echo’s nightclub. Undercover officers witnessed a minor purchasing alcohol at the establishment on August 16, 2006.

Tue 8/22/2006 12:00 AMTroop E To Participate In "Brake Awareness Week"


Captain G. E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces the Patrol's participation in "Brake Awareness Week.” The "Brake awareness Week" dates are August 26 to August 31, 2006.

Wed 8/16/2006 12:00 AMLabor Day Holiday Approaches


Last year, 11 people were killed and 483 persons were injured in 1,029 traffic crashes occurring during the Labor Day holiday counting period. That is one person killed or injured every 9.5 minutes.

Wed 8/16/2006 12:00 AMSeptember 1 Promotions Announced


Captain Robert E. Bloomberg will be promoted to the rank of major and designated commander of the Technical Services Bureau. Captain Ronald K. Replogle will be promoted to the rank of major and designated commander of the Criminal Investigation Bureau.



The following organizational change will take effect September 1, 2006:



Captain J. Bret Johnson, currently serving as executive officer for the Patrol, will be named chief of staff. As chief of staff, Johnson will report directly to the colonel, and serve as part of the Patrol’s command staff.

Tue 8/15/2006 12:00 AMMajor James F. Keathley Named Superintendent Effective September 1, 2006


Governor Matt Blunt announced today, August 15, 2006, that Major James F. Keathley will be designated superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, upon the retirement of Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre. This appointment is effective September 1, 2006. In this position, Major Keathley will hold the rank of colonel.

Tue 8/15/2006 12:00 AMMajor Richard L. Coffey Named Assistant Superintendent Effective September 1, 2006


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre announced today, August 15, 2006, that Major Richard L. Coffey will be promoted to lieutenant colonel and designated assistant superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. This selection was made by Major James F. Keathley following Governor Matt Blunt’s appointment of Keathley to superintendent, pending the Missouri Legislature’s approval. Both promotions are effective September 1, 2006.

Mon 8/14/2006 12:00 AMDrivers, Please Watch For Students!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools will begin soon, and young people will be on the move -- walking, biking, and driving to school. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths.

Fri 8/11/2006 12:00 AMAccreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment On Patrol


As part of the on-site assessment, the public and Patrol employees are invited to offer comments to the assessment team on the services and performance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol by calling toll-free 1-877-545-5511 on August 28 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tue 8/8/2006 12:00 AMMissouri Participates In Operation Byrne Drugs


Colonel Roger Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced on July 28, 2006, that Missouri law enforcement officers throughout the state participated in Missouri’s largest one-day drug enforcement operation in the state’s history. The success of that operation was immense and should establish the significance the Byrne Grant Funding plays to Missouri law enforcement and the fight against drugs.

Mon 8/7/2006 12:00 AMOfficer-Involved Shooting


Captain Ron Replogle, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC) announces, at the request of the Hermann chief of police and the Gasconade County sheriff an investigation was begun into the shooting death of Gary Lockhart of Hermann, Missouri.

Tue 8/1/2006 12:00 AMSobriety Checkpoint Scheduled In Cape Girardeau County


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces that sometime during the month of August 2006, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Cape Girardeau County.

Mon 7/31/2006 12:00 AMLt. Colonel William K. Seibert Jr. Retires


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre announces the retirement of Lieutenant Colonel William K. Seibert Jr. and thanks him for his 29 years of dedication and service to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Lt. Col. Seibert retires effective September 1, 2006.

Mon 7/31/2006 12:00 AMColonel Roger D. Stottlemyre Announces His Retirement


After 32 years, Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre is announcing his retirement, which will be effective September 1, 2006.

Mon 7/31/2006 12:00 AMBrake Safety Awareness Week Scheduled For August 27 Through September 2, 2006


The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will participate this year in “Brake Safety Awareness Week”, scheduled for August 27 through September 2, 2006.

Mon 7/31/2006 12:00 AMCaptain John Prine Retires


Troop D Commander Captain John Prine retires after 34 years of service.

Fri 7/28/2006 12:00 AM35 States Participate In Operation Byrne Drugs


Colonel Roger Stottlemyre, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces a local, state, and national day of drug enforcement. During the last meeting of the National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies (NASDEA), it was decided that a national day of drug enforcement would be organized. The date chosen for the operation was Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Wed 7/26/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Discontinues Wrecker/Tow Truck Rotation Lists


In compliance with a recent court decision, the Missouri State Highway Patrol troop headquarters will no longer maintain wrecker/tow truck rotation lists. This is effective immediately.

Mon 7/24/2006 12:00 AMCaptain Christian T. Ricks Retires


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, congratulates Captain Christian T. Ricks on his retirement, which will be effective August 1, 2006.

Fri 7/21/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Welcomes Trooper James D. Patton III


Troop E personnel welcome James D. Patton III, a recent graduate from the Patrol Academy in Jefferson City, who will be assigned to Zone 8, New Madrid and Pemiscot Counties.

Fri 7/21/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Personnel Welcome Trooper Andrew B. Ward


Troop E personnel welcome Andrew B. Ward, a recent graduate from the Patrol Academy in Jefferson City, who will be assigned to Zone 1, Butler and Ripley Counties.

Fri 7/21/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Welcomes Trooper Brett W. Emerson


Troop E personnel welcome Brett W. Emerson, a recent graduate from the Patrol Academy in Jefferson City, who will be assigned to Zone 10, Dunklin County.

Fri 7/21/2006 12:00 AMNew Child Passenger Restraint Law Takes Effect August 28, 2006


Effective August 28, 2006 a new child passenger restraint law will take effect. A violation of the child passenger restraint/booster provisions is an infraction and the fine is $50 plus court costs. The fine for violating the safety belt provision of the act is $10.

Wed 7/19/2006 12:00 AMSobriety Checkpoint To Be Held


Captain Billy E. Chadwick, Commanding Officer of Troop G, Willow Springs, announces that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Texas County sometime in the month of August. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other area law enforcement agencies will conduct the checkpoint.

Tue 7/18/2006 12:00 AMStatewide Traffic Fatality Totals Down 17 Percent


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced today the statewide traffic death totals are at a 17 percent decrease when compared to the traffic death toll for the same period in 2005.

Mon 7/17/2006 12:00 AMNew Laws Affecting Vehicle Operation Explained


The Missouri General Assembly recently enacted new legislation affecting vehicle operation, and Governor Matt Blunt has signed the legislation into law. Some of the laws contained an emergency clause and went into effect upon the signing; others will go into effect August 28, 2006. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education of motor vehicle laws.

Fri 7/14/2006 12:00 AM85th Recruit Class Graduates From Patrol Academy


Thirty-three new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on July 31, 2006. The 85th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January 9, 2006.

Wed 7/12/2006 12:00 AMPatrol To Commission New Troopers


The Missouri State Highway Patrol will appoint 33 new troopers upon their graduation from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. The graduation ceremony will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Patrol Law Enforcement Academy gymnasium, 1510 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City.

Mon 7/10/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Schedules Sobriety Checkpoints


Sometime during the month of July 2006, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Scott and Stoddard counties.

Mon 7/10/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Provides July Fourth Statistics For Area


Troop E officers investigated 53 traffic crashes, including a fatality crash that occurred in Stoddard County. Troop E officers made 34 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated, issued 258 speeding summones, 90 seat belt summones, and assisted 166 motorists.

Thu 7/6/2006 12:00 AMLt. J. Timothy Hull Promoted To Captain August 1, 2006


Lieutenant J. Timothy Hull will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated division director of the Public Information and Education Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. Lt. Hull replaces Captain C.T. Ricks, who retires August 1, 2006.

Wed 7/5/2006 12:00 AMEight Deaths During July Fourth Weekend


Eight people died in traffic crashes during the 2006 July Fourth holiday counting period. The counting period began at 6 p.m., Friday, June 30, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, July 4, 2006. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 247 injuries in 419 traffic crashes, and made 165 driving while intoxicated arrests. Last year, seven people died during the counting period.

Wed 7/5/2006 12:00 AMTraffic stop Results In Drug Arrests


Troop G trooper working a sobriety checkpoint initiated traffic stop. Investigation resulted in seizure of cocaine.

Wed 6/28/2006 12:00 AMDrug Arrests Made In Cole County


Captain Ron Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control announces, as a result of a joint undercover narcotics investigation with the Mustang Drug Task Force, 10 individuals were arrested for Distribution, Delivery, Manufacture, Production, or Possession with Intent to Distribute, Deliver, Manufacture, or Produce a Controlled Substance.

Tue 6/27/2006 12:00 AMSergeant Donald E. Phillips, 28-Year Veteran Retires


The Missouri Sate Highway Patrol honors Sergeant Donald E. Phillips and his 28 years of dedicated service with the announcement of his impending retirement. Sergeant Phillips has proudly served the Patrol throughout his career and is leaving the Patrol a better organization because of his service.

Mon 6/26/2006 12:00 AMLt. Randall S. Beydler Promoted To Captain


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective August 1, 2006



Lieutenant Randall S. Beydler will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, MO.

Fri 6/23/2006 12:00 AMJoint Investigation Leads To Arrests


Captain Ron Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control announces, as a result of a one year joint narcotics investigation with the Lake Area Narcotics Group, Sullivan Police Department, St. James Police Department, Maries, Gasconade, Phelps County Sheriff’s Offices and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, nine individuals were arrested for Distribution, Delivery, Manufacture, Production, or Possession with Intent to Distribute, Deliver, Manufacture, or Produce a Controlled Substance or Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Fri 6/23/2006 12:00 AMDrive Safely During July Fourth Holiday


Last year, seven persons were killed and 622 injured in Missouri over the holiday in 1,217 traffic crashes. One person was killed or injured every 7.4 minutes. Troopers arrested 166 people for driving while intoxicated in 2005.

Thu 6/8/2006 12:00 AMDrug Arrests Made In Callaway County


Captain Ron Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control announces, as a result of a joint undercover narcotics investigation with the Mustang Drug Task Force, Fulton Police Department, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22 individuals were arrested for Distribution, Delivery, Manufacture, Production, or Possession with Intent to Distribute, Deliver, Manufacture, or Produce a Controlled Substance.

Thu 6/8/2006 12:00 AMMissouri, Kansas Host 2006 Uniformed Safety Education Officers Workshop


The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Kansas Highway Patrol are proud to serve as hosts to the 39th Annual Uniformed Safety Education Officers Workshop (USEOW). This event will be held June 11 to June 15, 2006, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, KS. Safety education officers from 16 states will meet to share programs, public service announcements, and share information.

Tue 6/6/2006 12:00 AMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement For Butler County


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces that sometime during the month of June 2006, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Butler County.

Fri 6/2/2006 12:00 AMProsecuting Attorney Provides Additional Information Regarding Montgomery City Police Shooting


Kelly Broniec, Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney, provides additional information regarding the ongoing investigation into the Montgomery City Police shooting on June 2, 2006.

Fri 6/2/2006 12:00 AMMontgomery City Police Shooting


News Release from Chief P.L. Ahern of the Montgomery City Police Department regarding traffic stop and subsequent shooting.

Fri 6/2/2006 12:00 AMTroop I Releases Area Memorial Day Holiday Totals


During the Memorial Day Weekend accident counting period, which began on Friday, May 26, 2006 and ended on Monday, May 29, 2006, Troop I officers investigated 34 traffic crashes, which resulted in 12 injuries, but no fatalities.

Fri 6/2/2006 12:00 AMTroop C Provides Area Memorial Day Totals


During the 2006 Memorial Day Weekend reporting period, which began on Friday, May 26, 2006 and ended on Monday, May 29, 2006, Troop C officers investigated 38 traffic crashes, including a fatality crash that occurred in St. Francois County on Monday, May 29, 2006.

Thu 6/1/2006 12:00 AMTroop G Releases Memorial Day Traffic Totals For Area


A total of 251 arrests and 192 warnings were issued in conjunction with a Hazardous Moving Violations/S.T.E.P. (Statewide Traffic Enforcement Program) Operation held in Troop G during the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.

Thu 6/1/2006 12:00 AMSobriety Checkpoint Scheduled For Dunklin County


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces that sometime during the month of June 2006, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Dunklin County.

Wed 5/31/2006 12:00 AMTroop B Provides Memorial Day Totals For Area


During the 2006 Memorial Day Weekend accident counting period, which began on Friday, May 26, 2006 and ended on Monday, May 29, 2006, Troop B officers investigated 17 traffic crashes, including a fatality traffic crash that occurred in Adair County.

Wed 5/31/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Provides Memorial Holiday Totals For Area


During the 2006Memorial Day Weekend accident counting period, which began on Friday, May 26, 2006, and ended on Monday, May 29, 2006, Troop E officers investigated 14 traffic crashes, including a fatality crash that occurred in Butler County.

Tue 5/30/2006 12:00 AMTen People Die During Memorial Day Holiday


Ten people died in traffic crashes over the 2006 Memorial Day weekend. Last year, 11 people were killed during the three-day weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 356 traffic crashes resulting in 183 injuries and seven fatalities during the counting period of 6 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2005 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2006. The St. Louis Police Department investigated two fatalities, and the St. Charles Police Department investigated one fatality. During this same counting period, 208 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Fri 5/26/2006 12:00 AMSt. Louis AutoDealers Association Presents Skid Monster To Patrol


The St. Louis AutoDealers Association has presented a “Skid Monster” to the Missouri State Highway Patrol for use during training.

Wed 5/24/2006 12:00 AMRemember Our Missing Children


Thursday, May 25, 2006, is National Missing Children's Day. Missouri fifth grader places first in national artwork contest bringing awareness to America's united effort to find out missing children.

Wed 5/24/2006 12:00 AMDrive With C.A.R.E. During Memorial Day Holiday


Reposted: The Missouri State Highway Patrol will participate again in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Enforcement) during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. This year's fatality counting period for the holiday weekend begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 26, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday May 29, 2006.

Mon 5/22/2006 12:00 AMSergeant Don Phillips, 28-Year Veteran, Retires


The Missouri Sate Highway Patrol honors Sergeant Don Phillips and his 28 years of dedicated service with the announcement of his impending retirement.

Mon 5/22/2006 12:00 AMSeat Belt Convincers To Be Introduced


On Thursday, May 25, 2006, the news media is invited to a press conference hosted by the Coalition for Roadway Safety, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Missouri Department of Transportation. The purpose of the press conference is to discuss and demonstrate the new Seat Belt Convincers the Coalition has purchased for the Highway Patrol.

Mon 5/22/2006 12:00 AMCommercial Motor Vehicle Division To Conduct Complimentary Truck Inspections


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces the commercial vehicle division will conduct complimentary truck inspections at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) District 10 facility on June 7 and 8, 2006.

Thu 5/18/2006 12:00 AMArrest Made In Death Of Child


Joseph W. Frye, 22, West Plains, MO, has been charged with Second Degree Murder in conjunction with the infant’s death.

Thu 5/18/2006 12:00 AMArrest made In Cattle Theft Investigation


Captain Ron Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Ronnie E. Summers, age 32, of Polk County, Missouri. The members of the Governor’s Cattle Theft Task Force arrested Summers after a two-month investigation.

Wed 5/17/2006 12:00 AMDrive With C.A.R.E. During Memorial Day Holiday


Last year, 11 people died and 583 were injured in 1,182 traffic crashes over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Mon 5/15/2006 12:00 AMSobriety Checkpoint Announcement For Dunklin County


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces that sometime during the month of May 2006, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Dunklin County.

Tue 5/2/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Honors, Remembers 2005 Heroes


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre is proud to announce 21employees were honored, four posthumously, at the Patrol’s 15th annual awards banquet on April 29, 2006.

Fri 4/28/2006 12:00 AMTwo Suspects Arrested In Murder Investigation


Joint investigation leads to two arrests in murder of Mr. Sergio Burgos Gonazlez.

Fri 4/28/2006 12:00 AMSuspect Arrested in Dent County for Kidnapping


Captain Ron K. Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control announced, on April 27, 2006 at approximately 12:05 p.m., David Lester Freeman, age 30, of Muskegon, Michigan was arrested on a Michigan out of state arrest warrant for Parental Kidnapping. Freeman was arrested at the Indian Trails State Conservation area in Dent County, Missouri.

Thu 4/13/2006 12:00 AMCattle Theft Training Available for Law Enforcement Officers


Captain Ron Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control announces, on April 20, 2006 at 10:00 am the Governor’s Cattle Theft Task Force will be hosting a training seminar for Law Enforcement Officers at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri.

Wed 4/12/2006 12:00 AMCaruthersville Driver Examination Station Reopens.


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces the driver examination station at Caruthersville will be open for normal testing beginning April 18, 2006.

Mon 4/10/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Seeking Assistance


The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Ste. Genevieve Sheriff’s Department want to talk to the drivers of two vehicles concerning what the occupants might have seen regarding the disappearance of Wade Michael Lurk.

Thu 4/6/2006 12:00 AMCaruthersville DE Station Moves Temporarily


Due to tornado damage in the area, Caruthersville DE Station will move to the Missouri National Guard Armory in Portageville.

Wed 4/5/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Promotion


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces effective April 2, 2006, the promotion of Lieutenant Jeff N. Vitale. Lieutenant Vitale will be the special services lieutenant for Troop E supervising driver examiners, motor vehicle inspectors, and clerical staff.

Tue 4/4/2006 12:00 AMLieutenant R. Brent Davis Retires


Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announced effective April 1, 2006, the retirement of Lieutenant R. Brent Davis.

Mon 4/3/2006 12:00 AMTroop E DE Station Closing


Caruthersville DE Station closing indefinitely while repairs and clean up are completed in the area.

Tue 3/21/2006 01:00 AMPatrol SERT Invited To Compete In Original SWAT World Challenge


The Original SWAT World Challenge (OSWC) has announced the Missouri State Highway Patrol SERT (Special Emergency Response Team) has been invited to participate in the 2006 OSWC. The Patrol’s SERT earned their invitation based on their legacy of excellence and their reputation as one of the top tactical teams in the nation.

Fri 3/17/2006 01:00 AMDrug Arrests Made In Kirksville


Captain Ron Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control announces, the arrest of three Kirksville area subjects on drug charges during a joint undercover investigation, on March 15, 2006 at approximately 8:00 pm.

Thu 3/9/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Announces Promotion Of Michael L. Scoggins


Captain G.E. Ridens announced effective March 5, 2006, the promotion of Trooper Michael L. Scoggins to the rank of corporal.

Thu 3/9/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Announces Promotion


(Troop E) Captain G.E. Ridens announces promotion of Corporal Jody T. Laramore to sergeant.

Tue 3/7/2006 12:00 AMPatrol To Host Press Conference


The Missouri State Highway Patrol cordially invites members of the media to attend a press conference held by Senator Jim Talent (R-Mo) at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at the Patrol’s General Headquarters. Senator Talent’s methamphetamine legislation has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and is being sent to President George W. Bush for his signature.

Thu 3/2/2006 12:00 AMAcademy Welcomes 85th Recruit Class


The 85th Recruit Class reported to the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy on January 9, 2006. They will train for 27-weeks to become a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

Thu 3/2/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Chief Motor Vehicle Inspector Retires.


(Troop E) Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announces the retirement of Chief Motor Vehicle Inspector Keith E. Woodruff.

Fri 2/24/2006 12:00 AMDriver Pleads Guilty To Charges In Cpl. Sampietro's Death


(Troop D) Wendy Chesher, defendant in connection with the August 17, 2005 death of Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Jay Sampietro appeared in Webster County Court, Marshfield, Missouri, and pled guilty to second-degree involuntary manslaughter. Ms. Chesher received a suspended sentence.

Fri 2/17/2006 12:00 AMPursuit, Traffic Crash, Arrest In Troop E


(Troop E) The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop E Poplar Bluff reports a trooper was involved in a short pursuit on February 16, 2006, which ended in a fiery crash for the suspect vehicle, and the apprehension of the suspect driver.

Wed 2/15/2006 12:00 AMWilliam F. Ault Facing Charges


(Troop C, Troop F) William F. Ault, 53, was charged with three counts of Statutory Sodomy (1st Degree Felony), two counts of Child Molestation (1st Degree Felony), and one count of Supplying Alcohol to a Minor (Misdemeanor). He was turned over to the Sheriff of Warren County.

Fri 2/10/2006 12:00 AMDE Stations Closed For Training


(Troop H) Several Driver Examination Stations will close so examiners may attend training.

Fri 2/10/2006 12:00 AMTraffic Stop Leads To Arrest


(Troop G) As a result of a traffic stop, 93 pounds of marijuana and six pounds of cocaine were seized.

Thu 2/9/2006 12:00 AMCarlene F. Waller Retires After 32 Years Of Service


(Troop B) Captain John W. Elliott, Commanding Officer of Troop B, Macon, announces effective February 28, 2006, Clerk IV Carlene F. Waller will retire from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Tue 2/7/2006 12:00 AMSgt. Dale H. Moreland Named Troop E Public Information and Education Officer


(Troop E) Captain G. E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E, announced effective February 5, 2006, Sergeant Dale H. Moreland is the Public Information and Education Officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Wed 2/1/2006 12:00 AMPatrol To Recognize Schwieder Ford In Steelville, MO


(Troop F, I, GHQ) The media is invited to attend a presentation on Thursday, February 2, 2006, at Schwieder Ford in Steelville, MO. As part of the Patrol’s 75th anniversary celebration, representatives of the agency will present a certificate of appreciation at 2 p.m. to the owners of Schwieder Ford recognizing the fact they sold the Patrol its first patrol car in 1931.

Wed 2/1/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Celebrates 75 Years Of Service And Protection


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public the Patrol is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2006.

Tue 1/31/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Accepting Applications For Trooper


Tradition ... Respect ... Service ... These words describe The Missouri State Highway Patrol. If you’re looking for a challenging career with good benefits, the Patrol may have the answer. This highly respected law enforcement agency is now hiring for the position of trooper.

Tue 1/31/2006 12:00 AMFormer Cowgill RVI School District Secretary Arrested For Stealing


(DDCC, Troop H) Lesa Haley, 49, of Braymer, Missouri, was arrested for Felony Stealing on January 27, 2006.

Mon 1/30/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Releases Operation Cash Crop 2005 Results


2005 statistics indicate Missouri law enforcement destroyed over 10,000 cultivated and sinsemilla plants from indoor and outdoor operations, and over 4.5 million wild marijuana plants. Officers seized104 pounds of processed marijuana, made a total of 450 arrests, and seized 147 firearms related to the growing and trafficking of marijuana.

Mon 1/30/2006 12:00 AMMississippi Resident Presented Honorary Trooper Certificate


(Troop E) Captain Ridens presented Mr. Hamilton with an Honorary Trooper certificate at a ceremony on January 25, 2006 in Portageville, Missouri. Mr. Hamilton was recommended for his bravery due to his actions involving a fatal motor vehicle crash on November 23, 2005, which was investigated by Sergeant R. M. Walker.

Wed 1/25/2006 12:00 AMMurder Investigation Leads To Arrest; Charges Pending


Captain R. K. Replogle, Commander, Division of Drug and Crime Control, Jefferson City announced that in a cooperative effort with the Barry County Sheriffs Department and Sheriff Mick Epperly a suspect has been arrested in the murder of a package store owner in Golden, Missouri.

Tue 1/24/2006 12:00 AMBe Attentive In Highway Work Zones!


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists of the Patrol’s dedication to highway work zone safety. An increased presence and enforcement activities of troopers will become evident throughout the year.

Tue 1/24/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Releases DWI Saturation Statistics


(Troop E) A Driving While Intoxicated Enforcement Program conducted from 11:00 p.m. on January 21, 2006 through 3:00 a.m. January 22, 2006 in Dunklin County resulted in 31 arrests and 73 warnings.

Wed 1/11/2006 12:00 AMFormer Kimberling City Accounting Clerk Arrested for Stealing


(DDCC, Troop D) As a result of a criminal investigation conducted by the Troop D Criminal Investigations Unit, Tangee K. Lamer, 49 of Forsyth, Missouri, was arrested on January 9, 2006, on 16 counts of felony stealing.

Tue 1/10/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Releases "Move Over" Enforcement Results


Through the month of December, Troop E officers assigned to the enforcement operation made 43 arrests for violating what is commonly called the "Move Over" law. They also issued 231 warnings during this operation.

Fri 1/6/2006 12:00 AMTroop E Announces DWI Saturation Results


(Troop E) The enforcement was concentrated in Butler, Scott, and Cape Girardeau Counties. During the enforcement program, troopers made 73 arrests and issued 119 warnings.

Tue 1/3/2006 12:00 AMPatrol Reports Seven Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period


Patrol Reports Seven Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period

Tue 12/27/2005 12:00 AMFive Fatalities Reported During Christmas Holiday


During this year’s 78-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 241 traffic crashes, which included 105 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers arrested 83 people for driving while intoxicated.

Tue 12/27/2005 12:00 AMCorporal Timothy Pulley Promoted To Sergeant


Captain George Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, is pleased to announce the promotion of Corporal Timothy Pulley to the rank of sergeant, effective January 8, 2006.

Thu 12/22/2005 12:00 AMDE Stations Closed On State Holidays


Due to state holidays falling on December 26, 2005 and January 2, 2006, all driver examination stations will be closed on those dates.

Wed 12/21/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Stresses Safety During New Year's Holiday


<P>During the New Year’s traffic crash counting period from 6 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2005 to 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2006, all available officers will be on the roadways. Last year, 967 traffic crashes occurred in Missouri over the New Year’s holiday weekend. In those crashes 12 people were killed and 406 were injured. </P>

Tue 12/20/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Life Saver Weekend Totals


The Patrol arrested 15 individuals for DWI, issued 189 speeding violations, 201 speed warnings, 72 seat belt citations, issued 3 child restraint summonses and assisted 109 motorists.

Tue 12/20/2005 12:00 AMHayden Graham Chooses Winning Harley Ticket


(Troop G) Hayden drew a ticket purchased by Mr. Tony Warren, Ellington, Missouri. A phone call was immediately placed to Mr. Warren and Hayden informed him that he had won. The funds raised will benefit Hayden, son of slain Patrol Sergeant C. Dewayne Graham Jr.

Fri 12/16/2005 12:00 AMHave A Safe Christmas Holiday!


Last year over the Christmas holiday, there were 572 traffic crashes during the counting period. In those crashes, eight people were killed and another 245 were injured.

Fri 12/16/2005 12:00 AMInvestigation Begins On Taum Sauk Reservoir Breach


Patrol, FBI to assess the security of AmerenUE’s computer operational systems.

Tue 12/13/2005 12:00 AMTroop E To Participate In Lifesaver Weekend


Troop E will participate in the 2005 C.A.R.E. Lifesaver Weekend scheduled to begin just after midnight on Friday December 16, 2005 and ending at midnight on December 18, 2005.

Mon 12/12/2005 12:00 AMSergeant Linn Windle Retires


Sergeant Linn Windle, 26 Year Veteran, Retires.

Thu 12/8/2005 12:00 AMDrug Investigation Arrests Made


(DDCC) As a result of a yearlong joint undercover drug investigation, 26 individuals have been arrested within the past two weeks including 19 that were arrested on December 7, 2005.

Wed 12/7/2005 12:00 AMMissouri Sheriff's Assocation Raffles Harley To Benefit Hayden Graham


(Troop G) Media representatives and citizens are welcome to attend the drawing for a Harley on December 20, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Troop G Headquarters. The proceeds will be given to the Hayden Graham Education Fund.

Mon 12/5/2005 12:00 AMTroop E To Conduct "Slow Down, Move Over" Campaigns


Troop E officers will conduct a series of special enforcement projects during December 2005 and January 2006.

Mon 12/5/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Thanksgiving Summary Updated


During the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday, Troop E troopers investigated two fatality crashes that resulted in four deaths and 35 accidents that resulted in 27 injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in six of the crashes reported. Troopers arrested 20 individuals for DWI, issued 319 speed citations, 354 speed warnings, 162 seat belt violations, 10 child restraint violations, and assisted 126 motorists.

Mon 12/5/2005 12:00 AMTechnology Helps Keep Troopers Safe; Communications Personnel Updated


Troop D, along with other troops across the state, has a new tool that tracks Patrol vehicles. The new technology called, “Automated Vehicle Location Technology” (AVLT), consists of a GPS tracking system and a dedicated display screen in the troop communication room that shows the location of every Patrol vehicle in that troop.

Fri 12/2/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Commissions 20 New Troopers


Twenty new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on December 19, 2005. The 84th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on May 31, 2005.

Thu 12/1/2005 12:00 AMResident Discovers Explosive Device By Vehicle


A Jefferson City resident discovered an Improvised Explosive Device near his vehicle, which was parked in his driveway. The Explosives Disposal Unit removed the functional device from the residence, and it was later destroyed for safety precautions. Cole County Sheriff's Department investigating.

Mon 11/28/2005 12:00 AMSeventeen Fatalities Over 2005 Thanksgiving Holiday


Over the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Patrol investigated 397 traffic crashes, which included 180 injuries. Troopers also arrested 139 people for driving while intoxicated.

Wed 11/23/2005 12:00 AMPress Conference: Third Annual Trooper Michael L. Newton Memorial Toy Drive


(Troop A) News conference kicking off the Third Annual Trooper Michael L. Newton Memorial Toy Drive is scheduled. Last year, $15,000 in toys was collected for sick children.

Tue 11/22/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Holiday Period


Last year there were no fatalities in the Troop E area during the Thanksgiving period, but 13 people were killed statewide and 578 were injured.

Fri 11/18/2005 12:00 AMEscapee from Iowa Captured in Southeast Missouri


November 18, 2005, an escapee from the Iowa Department of Corrections, Robert Joseph Legendre, 27, was captured without incident by the Steele Police Department at an area truck stop located near Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County, Missouri. Legendre was captured after the Missouri State Highway Patrol received information the escapee and a stolen vehicle were possibly at a truck stop in Steele, Missouri.

Thu 11/17/2005 12:00 AMRandolph County Commissioner Arrested


Lowell C. “Chuck” Bankhead, age 33, of Higbee, Missouri, MO, was arrested. This investigation stems from allegations of stealing while he worked as the Treasurer of the Higbee Community Betterment Association and as a local Cub Scout Leader.

Tue 11/15/2005 12:00 AMHave A Safe, Happy Thanksgiving Holiday


Patrol: Have a happy, safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Mon 11/14/2005 12:00 AMNewton County Resident Arrested For Receiving Stolen Property


(Troop D) A warrant was issued for the Carl Nathan Mitchell property. Approximately $25,000 in stolen goods was recovered. Ladonna M. Mitchell, 25, was arrested.

Wed 11/2/2005 01:00 AMLincoln County Shooting Investigation


(DDCC) Missouri State Highway Patrol continues investigation into Lincoln County shooting.

Wed 11/2/2005 01:00 AMArrest Made In McWilliams Murder


(DDCC) Spencer N. Harding, 35, of Carrollton, was charged with second degree murder in the death of Molly B. McWilliams.

Tue 11/1/2005 01:00 AMOfficials Ask For Assistance In Molly McWilliams Death Investigation


(DDCC) Major Case Squad, Carroll County Sheriff's Office ask for assistance in death investigation of Molly B. McWilliams.

Thu 10/20/2005 12:00 AMPresentation To The MASTERS Scheduled


(GHQ) The Missouri State Highway Patrol invites media to attend a special presentation at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2005, at the flagpole in front of General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Thu 10/20/2005 12:00 AMHave A Fun, Safe Halloween!


(GHQ) Halloween can be fun for everyone, with parties, costumes, decorations, and treats. The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to keep safety in mind as they celebrate this holiday.

Fri 9/30/2005 12:00 AMCharges Filed In Cpl. Sampietro's Death


Webster County Prosecuting Attorney Cynthia Black has filed second degree involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the death of Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Jay Sampietro on August 17, 2005.

Thu 9/29/2005 12:00 AM20 Subjects Arrested For Distribution of A Controlled Substance


(DDCC) A one-year joint investigation leads to 20 arrests; 34 subjects named in investigation.

Fri 9/23/2005 12:00 AMFuneral Arrangements for Trooper D. Kevin Floyd


On Sunday September 25, 2005, visitation for Missouri State Trooper D. Kevin Floyd will be held at the Fox Funeral Home, 128 S. Main Street, in Licking, Missouri from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Monday September 26, 2005 at the Licking High School, located at 313 South Main Street in Licking, Missouri at 11:00 a.m.

Fri 9/23/2005 12:00 AMTrooper D. Kevin Floyd Memorial Fund


Captain B.E. Chadwick, Commanding Officer, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop G, Willow Springs, today announced the creation of the Trooper D. Kevin Floyd Memorial Fund.

Thu 9/22/2005 12:00 AMTrooper Killed in the Line of Duty


Trooper Donald K. Floyd was killed in the line of duty today, September 22, 2005.

Tue 9/20/2005 12:00 AM"S" Endorsement Required For School Bus Drivers


(GHQ) The Patrol reminds school bus drivers they are required to obtain an "S" endorsement to their commercial vehicle driver's license by September 30, 2005.

Wed 9/14/2005 12:00 AMCorporal Deborah S. Miller Promoted To Sergeant


Corporal Deborah S. Miller, Governor's Security Division, promoted to sergeant.

Thu 9/8/2005 12:00 AMPatrol To Aid Mississippi With Katrina Aftermath


(GHQ) Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre announced today that the Patrol will send 50 uniformed members and six communication personnel to the state of Mississippi in response to a request for assistance.

Tue 9/6/2005 12:00 AM12 Die During 2005 Labor Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 12 fatalities during the 2005 Labor Day holiday. Last year, there were 20 fatalities. The 2005 counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, September 2, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 5, 2005. The Patrol investigated 259 traffic crashes, which included 142 injuries and the 12 fatalities. Troopers made 177 driving while intoxicated.

Tue 9/6/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Labor Day Totals Released


(Troop E) Totals for the 13-county Troop E area include two fatalities, 22 people arrested for DWI, and 359 speed citations.

Mon 8/29/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Issues Checkpoint Results


(Troop E) Checkpoints were conducted in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties the evening and early morning hours of August 27 and 28, 2005.

Fri 8/26/2005 12:00 AMCpl. Sampietro Memorial Service To Be Held In Sikeston


(Troop E) A service will be held to honor Sgt. J.A. "Jay" Sampietro Jr. on September 1, 2005, in Sikeston, MO.

Fri 8/26/2005 12:00 AMHave A Safe, Happy Labor Day Weekend!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to expect a change in traffic patterns during the upcoming holiday weekend.

Thu 8/25/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Participates In Brake Safety Awareness Week


(Troop E) Brake Safety Awareness Week program is designed as an educational outreach for trucking companies, drivers, and mechanics.

Tue 8/23/2005 12:00 AMBeware Of Local Mail Scams!


(DDCC) Captain Ronald K. Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC), would like to inform the citizens of the State of Missouri, about a recent series of illegal non-U.S. Lottery notification announcements.

Mon 8/22/2005 12:00 AMPhelps County Coroner Releases Autopsy Results


(Phelps County NR) Dr. Jane Turner, forensic pathologist for the city of St. Louis, performed an autopsy on Jeffrey W. Williams, 36, Springfield, MO. August 20, Williams died following an altercation with troopers attempting to arrest him.

Thu 8/18/2005 12:00 AMSchool Is Starting! Drive Safely!


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools will begin soon, and young people will be on the move -- walking, biking, and driving to school. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths.

Thu 8/18/2005 12:00 AMSgt. Richard G. Fredendall Promoted To Lieutenant


Effective August 21, 2005, Sergeant Richard G. Fredendall will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Research and Development Division as assistant director.

Wed 8/17/2005 12:00 AMCorporal Samietro Memorial Fund Established


(Troop D) The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces a memorial fund has been established for the family of Corporal John A. “Jay” Sampietro. Those who wish to contribute may send funds to the Guaranty Bank, 1341 West Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65807. The Guaranty Bank may be reached at (417) 520-4333.

Wed 8/17/2005 12:00 AMTrooper Killed In The Line Of Duty


(Troop D) The Missouri State Highway Patrol regrets to inform the public that a trooper was killed in the line of duty today, August 17, 2005. Corporal John A. “Jay” Sampietro Jr. was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 44 in Webster County, near Strafford, MO. He was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Wed 8/10/2005 12:00 AMAuthorities Investigate Suspicious Death In Carter County


(Troop E, G) On August 9, 2005, emergency personnel received information of a body lying in a fence approximately two miles west of Van Buren, MO on a stretch of old US 60. Ambulance personnel responded to the scene and found James C. Freeze, 43, Van Buren, MO fatally injured.

Tue 8/9/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Schedules DWI Enforcement Projects For August


Captain George Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announced plans to conduct DWI spotchecks and saturations in the Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties during the month of August 2005.

Tue 8/9/2005 12:00 AMDE Sprv. Deborah Franke Retires




Fri 8/5/2005 12:00 AMTraffic Stop Results In Drug Seizure


On Friday, July 29, 2005, at 9:40 a.m., a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 60 near Cabool, Missouri. As a result of the stop, about 60 pounds of marijuana was seized.

Thu 8/4/2005 12:00 AMClandestine Meth Lab Seized In Henry County


On August 3, 2005 the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the West Central Missouri Drug Task Force in cooperation with the Henry County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office recorded the first seizure of a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory as a direct result of legislation passed during the 2005 legislative session.

Wed 8/3/2005 12:00 AMAugust Transfer/Promotions


(GHQ) Captain Bradley W. Jones transfers to the Traffic Division; Lt. Londell Jamerson promoted and named director of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division; Lt. Robert P. Stieffermann promoted and named director of Professional Standards Division.

Fri 7/29/2005 12:00 AMCaptain James D. Whitfield Retires


Captain James D. Whitfield will retire after almost 31 years of dedicated service.

Fri 7/29/2005 12:00 AMCaptain Terry W. Moore Retires


After over 28 years of service with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Captain Terry W. Moore retires effective August 1, 2005.

Wed 7/20/2005 12:00 AMLaw Enforcement Cracking Down On Fraudulent Use Of Handicap Placards


(DPS) At Gov. Blunt's request, Missouri Capitol Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a joint handicap parking enforcement operation today.

Tue 7/12/2005 12:00 AMCrawford County Collector arrested for Stealing


(DDCC) Daniel W. Gladden, age 54, of Steelville, Missouri, was arrested for Theft/Stealing Value or Property or Service of $25,000 or more.

Fri 7/8/2005 12:00 AMSpecial Olympics T-Shirts For Sale In Houston


(Troop G) Torch Run T-Shirts will be on sale at the Houston Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16.

Fri 7/8/2005 12:00 AMSpecial Olympics T-Shirts On Sale In West Plains


(Troop G) Torch Run T-Shirts will be sold at the West Plains Wal-Mart Supercenter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 9.

Fri 7/8/2005 12:00 AM84th Recruit Class Reports To Patrol Academy


Thirty-four people reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on Monday, May 31, 2005, to begin the 27-week training course to become a trooper. The 84th Recruit Class is scheduled to graduate on December 2, 2005. As of July 6, 2005, 23 recruits remain in the class.

Tue 7/5/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Releases July Fourth C.A.R.E. Totals


During the July Fourth holiday, Troop E officers reported zero fatalities, 35 traffic crashes, 22 DWI arrests.

Tue 7/5/2005 12:00 AMFive Die In Traffic Crashes Over Holiday Weekend


Five people died in traffic crashes during the 2005 July Fourth holiday counting period. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 195 injuries in 320 traffic crashes, and made 166 driving while intoxicated arrests.

Fri 7/1/2005 12:00 AMDPS: Missouri Law Enforcement Focused on Holiday Weekend


The Missouri Department of Public Safety cautions Missourians to incorporate safety into their 4th of July weekend plans. The divisions of Public Safety including the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, the Division of Fire Safety, Missouri Capitol Police, Highway Patrol, and Water Patrol are all conducting operations to help keep the holiday weekend fun, safe and fatality free.

Thu 6/30/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Releases Enforcement Totals For MCSAP/SAFTE


(Troop E) Six officers were tasked with identifying hazardous drivers and various traffic violations committed by commercial vehicle drivers in a certain area. The program resulted in 30 commercial vehicle violations, 8 speed violations, 1 careless and imprudent arrest, 3 seat belt violations, 1 child restraint violation, 2 misdemeanor drug arrests, 1 criminal arrest and 140 warnings.

Mon 6/27/2005 12:00 AMTraffic Stop Leads To Arrest


(DDCC, Troop F) Trooper makes traffic stop, finds crystal meth inside rocket in vehicle's trunk.

Fri 6/24/2005 12:00 AMDrive Safely During July Fourth Holiday


The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the holiday. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt, and alcohol laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists.

Fri 6/24/2005 12:00 AMLast Fatality Victim Identified (I-70 Traffic Crash)


(Troop F) Missouri State Highway Patrol officers and United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents with the assistance of the University of Missouri Medical Center, the Medical Examiners Office in Columbia, Missouri, consulates from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, along with numerous family members have identified all of the victims from the fatality accident from Interstate 70 in Boone County on June 19, 2005.

Fri 6/24/2005 12:00 AMSgt. George M. "Mike" Rutherford Retires


On July 1, 2005, Sergeant George M. “Mike” Rutherford will retire after 26 years of dedicated service as a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Fri 6/24/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Releases Additional Information Regarding I-70 Fatality Traffic Crash


(Troop F) Through interviews and communications with concerned family members, the Patrol and medical examiners office in Columbia have discovered additional information regarding victims in the I-70 traffic crash (Boone County).

Thu 6/23/2005 12:00 AMI-70 Crash: Driver Determined; Three More Identified


(Troop F) Interviews have determined the driver of the 2001 Chevrolet 3500 express van to be Gerson Mancilla-Santiago. The Medical Examiners Office in Columbia, Missouri, through continuous communications with concerned family members have positively identified three of the fatality victims. Updated information/changes on victims released.

Tue 6/21/2005 12:00 AMFurther Information Regarding I-70 Fatality Crash


(Troop F) To answer numerous inquiries, information is being provided regarding the van involved in the fatal crash on June 19, 2005.

Thu 6/16/2005 12:00 AMTorch Run T-Shirts Going On Sale!


(Troop G) The T-shirts will be on sale at the Mountain View Wal-Mart store on Saturday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., with all proceeds going to benefit Special Olympics athletes from Howell County.

Wed 6/15/2005 12:00 AMLaw Enforcement Looking For Person Of Interest


In reference to the Shawnda Reed homicide investigation, Frances Kempker, of Fulton, Missouri, is a person of interest.

Wed 6/15/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Sobriety Checkpoint Results Released


(Troop E) The checkpoints in Stoddard and Butler counties resulted in six people being arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The operations also resulted in 17 total arrests, including 3 misdemeanor criminal arrests, and 38 warnings for various violations.

Wed 6/15/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Click-It Or Ticket Results


(Troop E) Click-It Or Ticket campaign in Scott and Stoddard counties resulted in 464 total arrests and 616 warnings.

Mon 6/13/2005 12:00 AMDepartment of Public Safety News Release


(DPS) Jefferson City, June 13, 2005—In his first month as the new state supervisor for Alcohol and Tobacco Control, a division under Department of Public Safety, Dale Hardy Roberts has begun taking cost saving steps to improve relations with businesses applying for liquor licenses.

Mon 6/13/2005 12:00 AMTroop E DE Stations Change Hours Of Operation


(Troop E) Driver Examination Stations in Caruthersville, Doniphan, Charleston, Kennett, Ironton, Fredericktown, Piedmont, Cape Girardeau, Portageville, and Marble Hill will change hours of operation effective July 1, 2005.

Mon 6/13/2005 12:00 AMLaw Enforcement Asking For Assistance


(DDCC, Troop F) The Fulton Police Department has asked anyone who might have seen or has any knowledge of Shawnda Reed’s vehicle contact the Mid Missouri Major Case Squad.

Thu 6/2/2005 12:00 AMMadison County Deputy Arrested For Stealing


(DDCC) As a result of a criminal investigation conducted by the Troop E Criminal Investigations Unit, Faron C. Guinn, 42, of Fredericktown, Missouri, was arrested today on four counts of Felony Stealing and one count of Misdemeanor Stealing.

Tue 5/31/2005 12:00 AMTroop B Releases Area Memorial Day Statistics


(Troop B) Troop B officers investigated 10 traffic crashes. Troop B officers made 12 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated and issued 322 speeding summonses, 135 seat belt summonses and assisted 95 motorists.

Tue 5/31/2005 12:00 AMEight Fatalities Occur Over Memorial Day Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 347 traffic crashes resulting in 194 injuries and seven fatalities during the counting period of 6 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2004 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2005. The Lake Ozark Police Department investigated the remaining fatality. During this same counting period, 177 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Tue 5/31/2005 12:00 AMTroop I Memorial Day Summary Issued


Troop I officers investigated 30 accidents over the period, five of which were alcohol related. There were no fatalities in the Troop I area during the Memorial Day weekend.

Wed 5/25/2005 12:00 AMSobriety Checkpoint Scheduled For Douglas County


(Troop G) A sobriety checkpoint will be held in Douglas County sometime in the month of June. The checkpoint will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other area law enforcement agencies.

Mon 5/23/2005 12:00 AMMan Arrested On 17-year-old Warrant


(DDCC, Troop F) Douglas Allen Fisher, 47, of New Bloomfield, Missouri, was arrested on May 22, 2005, for an Escambia County, Florida, Warrant dated December 7, 1988.

Mon 5/23/2005 12:00 AMBank Robbery Suspect Apprehended


(Troop E) Law enforcement agencies work together to nap suspect in Bank of Missouri robbery.

Wed 5/18/2005 12:00 AM17 Patrol Employees Honored


The MASTERS Public Service Award, Lifesaving Award, Meritorious Award, Civilian Of The Year, Officer Of The Year recipients recognized at annual banquet.

Tue 5/17/2005 12:00 AMDrive Safely Over Memorial Day Holiday


The Patrol will participate in Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the holiday. In 2004, 15 people died and 573 were injured in 1,300 traffic crashes over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Mon 5/16/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Schedules Enforcement Projects


(Troop E) Captain George Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announced a series of enforcement projects to be conducted in the upcoming weeks. The projects will emphasize safe driving, seat belt/child restraint use and non-drinking drivers during the first holiday period of the summer.

Fri 5/13/2005 12:00 AMForgery Charges Filed On Savannah Resident


(DDCC, Troop H) Jennifer M. Brady, age 30, of Savannah, Missouri, has been charged with 6 counts of Forgery by the Andrew County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. These charges were filed on May 11, 2005, in the Circuit Court of Andrew County and are Class C Felonies.

Fri 5/13/2005 12:00 AMDPS NEWS RELEASE


The Missouri Legislature has given final approval to HB 487 that would allow Capitol Police officers to arrest violators anywhere in Cole County who threaten the safety and security of state government.

Wed 5/11/2005 12:00 AMReynolds County Will Be Site For Sobriety Checkpoint


A sobriety checkpoint will be held in Reynolds County sometime in the month of May. The Patrol's B.A.T. (Breath Alcohol Testing) Van will be utilized.

Wed 5/11/2005 12:00 AMMurder Charges Filed In Connection With Death Of Trooper Ralph C. Tatoian


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces as a result of a criminal investigation conducted by the Troop-F Investigations Unit, that Massigh J. Stallmann, age 25, of High Ridge, Missouri, has been charged with the murder of Trooper Ralph C. Tatoian.

Wed 5/11/2005 12:00 AMNew Video Promotes Safe Driving For Teens


(Troop G) "It's My Life" video created by Patrol to promote safe driving by teens. Programs are available.

Tue 5/10/2005 12:00 AMFour New Troopers Assigned To Troop E


Four troopers from the 83rd Recruit Class are assigned to Troop E.

Tue 5/10/2005 12:00 AMOfficers Search For Bank Robbers


(Troop E, DDCC) Arrest warrants for robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action were obtained for two Memphis, TN, brothers.

Tue 5/10/2005 12:00 AMNew "It's My Life" Video Program Produced by Patrol


Troop E public information and education officer available to speak with teen groups and share new safety video with them.

Sat 5/7/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Commissions 37 New Troopers


Thirty-seven new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on May 23, 2005. The 83rd Recruit Class reported to the Academy on October 18, 2004.

Fri 5/6/2005 12:00 AMChief CVO Paul B. Heintz Retires


Chief Commercial Vehicle Officer Paul B. Heintz retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol on April 1, 2005, with 32 years and 10 months of service.

Fri 5/6/2005 12:00 AMFormer Missouri Juvenile Officer Arrested


After a four-month investigation, Jeffery Spencer Clark, 33, of Cameron, MO, was arrested today for two counts of forgery and four counts of felony stealing.

Thu 5/5/2005 12:00 AMRemember Our Missing Children


May 25 is National Missing Children's Day.

Tue 5/3/2005 12:00 AMButler County Checkpoint Results Released


(Troop E) Troopers conducted sobriety checkpoint operations April 29 and 30, 2005 in Butler County. Troopers issued a total of 20 summonses and 84 warnings.

Wed 4/27/2005 12:00 AMTroop E "Pass With Care" Totals Released


Troop E "Pass With Care" operations result in 357 arrests and 721 warnings.

Wed 4/20/2005 12:00 AMTrooper Ralph C. Tatoian Memorial Fund Created


A fund has been established in memory of Trooper Ralph C. Tatoian, who was killed in the line of duty on April 20, 2005 in Franklin County, while responding to a manhunt. The fund will benefit his wife and young children.

Fri 4/15/2005 12:00 AMGraham Homicide Investigation Yields More Arrests


Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the arrests of Sherry Chilton Keeney, 52, and Cynthia L. Chilton, 32, both of Van Buren, Missouri, in connection with the homicide of Sergeant Carl D. Graham Jr.

Thu 4/14/2005 12:00 AMSergeant Mike Woods Retires


(Troop D) The Missouri State Highway Patrol honors Sergeant Mike Woods and his 34 years of dedicated service with the announcement of his retirement.

Thu 4/14/2005 12:00 AMNational Homicide Seminar Scheduled


(Troop E)The Missouri State Highway Patrol is pleased to support the Semo Major Case Squad and the National Homicide Seminar to be held at the Clinton Building in Sikeston, MO on April 19-21, 2005.

Thu 4/14/2005 12:00 AMDPS News Release Regarding Open Burning


(DPS) The Missouri Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Division of Fire Safety today issued a precautionary statement about the hazards of open burning during high winds and low humidity.

Thu 4/14/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Schedules Sobriety Checkpoint In Butler County


Troop E has several DWI enforcement campaigns planned in the upcoming months that include both DWI spotchecks and DWI saturations.

Mon 4/11/2005 12:00 AMOfficers Arrest Three For Arson


(DDCC) During a meth investigation a building was intentionally set on fire while two investigators were inside.

Fri 4/8/2005 12:00 AMGov. Blunt Announces $2.5 Million In Federal Homeland Security Grants


Gov. Matt Blunt announced this week that Missouri will receive nearly $2.5 million in Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Fri 4/8/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Continues Investigating Sgt. Graham Homicide; Seeks Firearm


Sgt. Carl D. Graham homicide investigation continues. Anyone with information regarding Sergeant Graham’s murder, the rifle, or the Shockley’s should contact Troop G Headquarters at 417-469-3121 or the Southeast Missouri Crime Stoppers Hotline at 573-332-0500.

Thu 4/7/2005 12:00 AMNational Crime Victims' Rights Week Announced


Several state officials will speak at a ceremony makring the beginning of the 2005 National Crime Victims' Rights Week on Monday, April 11, 2005.

Mon 4/4/2005 12:00 AMDPS Warns Of E-mail Scam Using "FBI"


Director Mark James today issued a warning to Missouri citizens that attachments to an unsolicited e-mail purportedly sent by the FBI should not be opened. Recipients of this e-mail should immediately notify the Internet Crime Complaint Center at http://ic3.gov.

Fri 4/1/2005 01:00 AMDPS Commends Agencies Involved In Sgt. Graham Murder Investigation


The Department of Public Safety commends the nearly 40 agencies that have given their time and made available their resources in the homicide investigation of Sgt. Carl Graham, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop G.

Fri 4/1/2005 01:00 AMPatrol Makes Second Arrest In Sgt. Graham Homicide Investigation


Coree L. Shockley, 23, of Van Buren, Missouri, is arrested for Tampering with Evidence in connection with the homicide of Sergeant Carl Dewayne Graham Jr.

Tue 3/29/2005 01:00 AMArrest Made In Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. Murder


Patrol arrests Lance Shockley for the murder of Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr.

Tue 3/29/2005 01:00 AMTroop E DDCC Investigates Assault On Officer


On March 27, 2005, the East Prairie Police Department requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control to investigate an alleged assault of a local police officer.

Tue 3/29/2005 01:00 AMTroop E To Participate In "Pass With Care" Operation


“Pass With Care” is designed to educate the public and enforce the 2002 statute that protects police officers and other emergency responders working alongside our highways.

Fri 3/25/2005 01:00 AMReward Fund Grows To $30K


An anonymous donor added $20,000 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the death of Sgt. Carl D. Graham Jr.

Wed 3/23/2005 01:00 AMReward Offered For Information In Death Of Patrol Sergeant


The Missouri State Troopers Association is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Sergeant Carl D. Graham Jr. on March 20, 2005.

Wed 3/23/2005 01:00 AMVan Buren Man Arrested For Leaving The Scene Fatality Accident


(DDCC, Troop G) Lance Shockley, 28, of Van Buren, Missouri, arrested for leaving the scene of a crash on November 26, 2006. Shockley is considered a person of interest in the homicide of Sergeant Carl Dewayne Graham Jr.

Wed 3/23/2005 01:00 AMSearch Warrant Results In Two Arrests


(DDCC, Troop F) Search warrant in Osage Beach leads to arrest of Joann Sylvester, 42, and Melinda Anderson, 49, on drug charges.

Wed 3/23/2005 01:00 AMReward Increases For Information In Death Of Patrol Sergeant


The reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Sergeant Carl D. Graham Jr. has been raised to $10,000.

Tue 3/22/2005 01:00 AMFuneral Arrangements For Sgt. Graham Announced


Visitation for Sergeant Carl D. Graham Jr. will be March 23; Funeral services are March 24.

Tue 3/22/2005 01:00 AMMemorial Fund Established


A fund has been established in memory of Sgt. Carl D. Graham Jr. This fund will benefit Sgt Graham's four-year-old son, Hayden.

Tue 3/22/2005 01:00 AMSearch Warrants In Schuyler County Result In Seven Arrests


(Troop B, DDCC) Joint narcotics investigation results in warrants, seven arrests.

Mon 3/21/2005 01:00 AMSergeant Carl D. Graham Jr. Killed In The Line Of Duty


Sergeant Carl D. Graham Jr. is the 24th trooper killed in the line of duty.

Wed 3/16/2005 01:00 AMLarge Meth Lab Seized In Centralia, MO


(DDCC, Troop F) Tracy L. McIntyre, 34, and Andrew D. Wayne Voyles, 29, both of Centralia, arrested.

Fri 3/11/2005 12:00 AMArrests made for Auto Theft


Captain Ronald K. Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, (DDCC), announces as a result of a criminal investigation conducted by DDCC Investigators, Jeremy Warren, age 18 of East Prairie, Missouri, was arrested today on Tampering First Degree, Felony Property Damage and Motor Vehicle Theft.

Thu 3/10/2005 12:00 AMSchool Principal Charged With Forgery


(DDCC) Megan M. Lee, 28, was arrested on eight counts of forgery.

Fri 2/25/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Releases 2004 Meth Statistics


Patrol reports a total of 2,788 methamphetamine laboratory incidents reported statewide in 2004.

Thu 2/17/2005 12:00 AMBrian K. Eckhoff, 26, Pleads Guilty


Brian K. Eckhoff age 26, of Potosi, Missouri, pled guilty to Child Molestation in the First Degree in Washington County today.

Mon 2/14/2005 12:00 AMChild Passenger Safety Week Is February 13-19, 2005


Keeping children safe on the road means putting them in the right restraint at the right age. This is the focus of Child Passenger Safety Week, February 13-19, 2005.

Mon 2/14/2005 12:00 AMUndercover Investigation Leads To Arrests


(Troop F) Joint narcotics investigation results in 14 arrests

Wed 2/9/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Releases Information Regarding Death Of Sheriff George Brooks


Captain Ronald K. Replogle, Director of Division of Drug and Crime Control, (DDCC), reports the results of the death investigation of Cole County Sheriff George Brooks.

Wed 2/9/2005 12:00 AMDDCC Names 2004 Civilian Of The Year


Technical Support Mgr. Van Godsey was named 2004 DDCC Civilian of the Year.

Wed 2/9/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Accepting Applications


Every day, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers protect and serve the public. One way they protect the citizens of this state is to remove illegal drugs --methamphetamine in particular -- from our communities. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is looking for ladies and gentlemen who want to do just that.

Tue 2/8/2005 12:00 AMDeath Investigation Begins In Bucklin, MO


(Troop B, DDCC) Highway Patrol assists Linn County Sheriff's Department and Bucklin Police Department in death investigation.

Tue 2/8/2005 12:00 AMSgt. Miles Parks Named DDCC Officer Of The Year


Sgt. Miles Parks is named DDCC Officer Of The Year for 2004.

Thu 2/3/2005 12:00 AMJoint Homicide Investigation Results In Arrest


(DDCC) After a joint homicide investigation, Edward D. Burgdorf, 36, of Ellington, MO, is charged with first degree murder, second degree arson, and armed criminal action.

Wed 2/2/2005 12:00 AMFormer City Clerk Charged


The former city clerk of Bonne Terre, MO, was charged on February 1, 2005, for Felony Stealing and Forgery, stemming from a criminal investigation that began in August of 2004.

Tue 2/1/2005 12:00 AMJoint Investigation Leads To 15 Arrests, More Arrests Expected


(DDCC) a one-year joint undercover narcotics investigation, the North Missouri Drug Task Force (NOMO), Linn County Sheriff’s Department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, Marceline Police Department, Brookfield Police Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have arrested 15 subjects for Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Delivery of a Controlled Substance Near a School, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with the Intent to Deliver.

Tue 2/1/2005 12:00 AMSuspected Meth Lab Explodes In Franklin County


DDCC and Mineral Area Drug Task Force continues to investigate an explosion near St. Clair, MO. It appears three subjects were attempting to manufacture anhydrous ammonia.

Mon 1/31/2005 12:00 AMDDCC Arrests Two On Variety Of Charges


(Troop D, Troop G) John A. Curtis age 38, of Ava, MO, and Michael W. Cook, age 34, of West Plains, MO, were taken into custody on January 30, 2005.

Mon 1/31/2005 12:00 AMColonel Stottlemyre Invites Media To Presentation


(Troop D, Troop F, Troop G, GHQ) Patrol employees voluntarily raise funds to help Make-A-Wish Foundation grant two wishes.

Tue 1/25/2005 12:00 AMStop Arm Violation Reports Increasing


(Troop E) Captain George Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announced today that zones in the Cape Girardeau/Jackson area are responding to a recent increase in School Bus stop arm violations reported by local school bus drivers.

Tue 1/25/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Releases DWI Saturation Totals


Troop E announced the results of two sobriety checkpoints held in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties the evening of Friday, January 21, 2005.

Fri 1/21/2005 12:00 AMSix Arrested In Shelby County


(DDCC) Six individuals arrested after 18-month joint undercover narcotics investigation.

Wed 1/19/2005 12:00 AMPatrol Accepting Applications


Applications for the Patrol's 85th Recruit Class are being accepted until March 11, 2005. The class will begin on January 9, 2006.

Tue 1/11/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Pursuit Ends In Perryville


Pursuit travels through Scott, Cape Girardeau, Perry counties. Three people taken into custody.

Wed 1/5/2005 12:00 AMSgt. Jason Clark Named DDCC Public Information & Education Officer


(DDCC) Sergeant Jason Clark has been selected to serve as the public information and education officer for the Division of Drug and Crime Control. Sgt. Clark began serving in this position on January 1, 2005.

Wed 1/5/2005 12:00 AMIllegal Gambling Devices Seized


(DDCC/Troop G) As a result of an investigation, 27 illegal gambling devices were seized from 12 legitimate businesses.

Wed 1/5/2005 12:00 AMSergeant Rick Lisenbe Retires From Highway Patrol


(Troop I) On January 1, 2005, after 24 years of dedicated service, Sergeant Richard L. Lisenbe retired as a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Wed 1/5/2005 12:00 AMSergeant Sid Conklin Promoted To Lieutenant


(DDCC) Sergeant Sid Conklin was promoted January 1, 2005, to the rank of lieutenant. Lt. Conklin will remain assigned to the Division of Drug and Crime Control.

Tue 1/4/2005 12:00 AMTroop E New Year's Totals


Troop E officers investigated 25 traffic crashes that resulted in nine injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers from across the thirteen county region made a total of 14 arrests for driving while intoxicated.

Tue 1/4/2005 12:00 AMPublic Reminded Of Leaving The Scene Accident In 2004


Captain George Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, would like to remind the public of a leaving the scene accident that occurred at approximately 9:07 am, February 10, 2004 on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County, Missouri. The pedestrian who was killed, Richard C. Wallis, 47, Patton, Missouri, was conducting construction work at the scene when he was struck by an unknown vehicle.

Mon 1/3/2005 12:00 AMTroop E Announces Sobriety Checkpoints


Captain George E. Ridens, Commanding Officer of Troop E, announced today that sobriety checkpoints will be conducted in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties during the month of January.

Mon 1/3/2005 12:00 AMDE Stations Close For Holidays


Driver Examination Stations will close on January 10, 2005, for Inauguration Day and January 17, 2005 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Mon 1/3/2005 12:00 AMNine Fatalities Occur Over New Year's Holiday Counting Period


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m. December 31, 2004 to 11:59 p.m. January 2, 2005. During this year’s 54-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 166 traffic crashes, which included 77 injuries and eight of the fatalities. The Sedalia Police Department investigated one fatality. Troopers also arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated.

Mon 1/3/2005 12:00 AMMVI Sprv. Robert Brasch Retires


On December 31, 2004, after 15 years of dedicated service, Troop D Motor Vehicle Inspector Supervisor Robert (Bob) A. Brasch retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Mon 12/27/2004 12:00 AMPatrol Reports 8 Fatalities During Christmas Counting Period


During this year’s 54-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 137 traffic crashes, which included 82 injuries and all eight fatalities. Troopers arrested 32 people for driving while intoxicated.

Tue 12/21/2004 12:00 AMTroop E Releases Totals For Life Saver Weekend


Troop E officers reported 12 traffic crashes during this C.A.R.E. weekend. They also made 26 DWI arrests.

Tue 12/21/2004 12:00 AMInvestigation Leads To Arrests


DDCC officers arrest individuals for various sex crimes and child endangerment. (Troop D)

Tue 12/14/2004 12:00 AMNational Terrorism Task Force


Missouri Department of Public Safety Director, Charles R. Jackson and Captain Ronald K. Replogle, Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control are among 30 Federal, State, and Local Officials from more than 20 states on a national task force studying the impact of terrorism on individual states.

Tue 12/14/2004 12:00 AMTroopers Focus On Construction Zones, Christian County


(Troop D) In an effort to reduce accidents and raise awareness of highway construction zone safety, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is scheduling extra troopers to work during construction periods.

Tue 12/14/2004 12:00 AMDWI Spotchecks in Kansas City, Missouri


Captain Vincent J. Ellis, Commanding Officer of Troop A, announces two sobriety checkpoints in Kansas City, Missouri. The checkpoints will be a joint effort conducted with the Kansas City Police Department. The checkpoints will take place on December 17 and 18, 2004.

Fri 12/10/2004 12:00 AMMSHP Participates In Life Saver Weekend


The Missouri State Highway Patrol will again participate in an Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) enforcement weekend. December 17-19, 2004 is named “Life Saver Weekend”.

Fri 12/10/2004 12:00 AMDrive Safely During This Holiday Season


Last year over the Christmas holiday, there were 1,332 traffic crashes during the counting period. In those crashes, 9 people were killed and another 616 were injured. Last year, 12 people were killed and 762 injured in 1,839 traffic crashes over this holiday.

Thu 12/9/2004 12:00 AMDE Stations Close For Holidays


All driver examination stations will close on Friday, December 24, 2004, in observance of Christmas. These testing sites will reopen on Monday, December 27, 2004, according to each site’s normal business hours. All driver examination stations will close on Friday, December 31, 2004, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. These testing sites will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2005, according to each site’s normal business hours.

Tue 12/7/2004 12:00 AMJoint Investigation Leads To Arrest


A joint investigation by DDCC Narcotics Team 2, Drug Enforcement Administration, Jasper County Drug Task Force, and the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force led to the arrest of two illegal aliens. The investigation netted one and a half pounds crystal methamphetamine being seized by the officers.

Fri 12/3/2004 12:00 AMDoniphan Man Arrested


The warrant and subsequent arrest of Smock were the result of an ongoing investigation into a suspected long-term theft involving Doniphan R-1 Public Schools. Mr. Smock was a long-term employee of the Doniphan school district and served as the director of the Current River Area Vocational Schools at the time of the warrant.

Thu 12/2/2004 12:00 AMEldon Bank Robbed


Captain Ronald K. Replogle, Director of Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC), and the Eldon Police Department are asking for assistance in identifying the person that robbed the Union Planter’s Bank of Eldon on Wednesday, Dec.1, 2004.

Thu 12/2/2004 12:00 AMTroop E Trooper Injured In Traffic Crash


At approximately 10:12 p.m., December 1, 2004, Trooper Nicholas T. Bratton, 25, was injured in a patrol car crash while responding to a call in Dunklin County.

Mon 11/29/2004 12:00 AMTroop E Releases Thanksgiving Holiday Statistics


Troop E troopers investigated 14 accidents on C.A.R.E. highways, but reported zero fatalities. Troopers made 21 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated and issued 351 speeding summonses, 387 speed warnings, 189 seat belt violations, 6 child restraint violations, and assisted 170 motorists over the holiday weekend.

Mon 11/29/2004 12:00 AM12 People Die In Traffic Crashes Over Thanksgiving Holiday


The Highway Patrol investigated 10 fatalities; St. Louis City Police Department investigated one fatality; and Jefferson City Police Department investigated one fatality. This year, the Patrol investigated 416 traffic crashes, which included 128 injuries. Troopers also arrested 116 people for driving while intoxicated.

Mon 11/22/2004 12:00 AMPatrol DE Stations Close For Holiday


The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces all driver examination stations will close on Thursday, November 25, 2004, and Friday, November 26, 2004 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thu 11/18/2004 12:00 AMMemorial Dedication Scheduled For December 7, 2004.


On December 7, 2004, a memorial will be dedicated to Trooper Victor O. Dosing, who was killed in the line of duty on December 7, 1941.

Tue 11/16/2004 12:00 AM83rd Recruit Class Training To Become Troopers


83rd Recruit Class Reports To Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy.

Mon 11/15/2004 12:00 AMPatrol: Travel Safely During Thanksgiving Holiday


The Patrol will participate in Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the Thanksgiving holiday. During the 2003 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 21 persons were killed and another 546 were injured in 1,365 traffic crashes.

Mon 11/15/2004 12:00 AMPatrol: Travel Safely During Thanksgiving Holiday


The Patrol will participate in Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the Thanksgiving holiday. During the 2003 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 21 persons were killed and another 546 were injured in 1,365 traffic crashes.

Fri 11/12/2004 12:00 AMVernon County DWI Saturation Planned


(Troop D) The Missouri State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department and the Nevada Police Department, will conduct a combination driving while intoxicated saturation and driving while intoxicated checkpoint during the month of November in Vernon County.

Wed 11/10/2004 12:00 AMDog Bites Students


At approximately 3:50 p.m. November 8, 2004, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was requested to respond to a county road located north of Cuba, to investigate a report of a dog biting students on a Cuba School Bus.

Mon 11/8/2004 12:00 AMColumbia DE Station Moves To New Location


Captain D.A. Schmidt, Troop F, announced today the Driver Examination Station at 3610 Buttonwood will be permanately closed on Friday, November 19, 2004. Beginning on Monday, November 22, 2004, the new testing location will be at 1500 Vandiver Drive.

Wed 11/3/2004 01:00 AMTroop E Schedules Special Enforcement


Troop E officers will step up enforcement of the state statute protecting police officers and other emergency responders working alongside our highways. The special enforcement period will be conducted the week of November 8 through November 14, 2004.

Wed 11/3/2004 01:00 AMDE Stations Observe Veterans Day


The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces all driver examination stations will close on Thursday, November 11, 2004, in recognition of Veterans Day. These testing sites will reopen on Friday, November 12, 2004, observing each site’s normal business hours.

Wed 11/3/2004 01:00 AMPiedmont DE Station Hours Change


The hours of operation for the Piedmont Driver Examination Station will change effective Monday, November 8, 2004.

Tue 11/2/2004 01:00 AM