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December 20, 2019

EMPHASIS: Missouri State Highway Patrol Commissions 31 New Troopers

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 31 troopers graduated today, December 20, 2019, from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. The ceremony took place at 10 a.m. in the Law Enforcement Academy gymnasium. The 108th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on July 1, 2019, for 25-weeks of training to become a trooper. The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on January 6, 2020.

Mr. Mike Kelly, the Voice of Mizzou, provided the keynote address during the graduation ceremony. Special guest Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Sandra K. Karsten and Col. Olson also addressed the class. The Honorable Mary Rhodes Russell, Supreme Court of Missouri, administered the Oath of Office to the new troopers. Dean Roger K. McMillian, vice president of College Affairs for Mineral Area College, conferred an associate of applied science degree to 10 of the new troopers. Troop F Color Guard presented and retired the colors. Sergeant Andrew A. Henry, Troop H, sang the national anthem. Pastor Crystal Karr from the United Methodist Church in Maysville, MO, provided the invocation and benediction.

Four class awards were presented. The recruits accumulated points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 25 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category earned the respective award. Trooper Eric M. Clark Jr. earned the physical fitness award. Trooper John L. Colwell earned the firearms award. Trooper Kainen M. Nance earned the academic award. Trooper Olivia G. Imhoff accepted the Superintendent’s Award, which was presented to the person with the most points overall.

The names, hometowns, and first assignments of members of the 108th Recruit Class are listed below:


Tristan R. Adelman, Osage Beach, MO, Troop I, Zone 4, Pulaski/Maries Counties
Bryce A. Alcorn, Piedmont, MO, Troop C, Zone 5, South St. Louis County
Micah G. Bennett, Versailles, MO, Troop C, Zone 2, North St. Louis County
Luke N. Boff, Branson, MO, Troop A, Zone 14, Bates County
Travis W. Burris, Jefferson City, MO, Troop C, Zone 7, Warren County
Eric M. Clark II, St. Louis, MO, Troop C, Zone 1, North St. Louis County
John L. Colwell, Maryville, MO, Troop A, Zone 2, Platte County
Lucas J. Combs, Willow Springs, MO, Troop E, Zone 8, Pemiscot/New Madrid Counties
Easton R. Corcoran, Springfield, MO, Troop F, Zone 7, Cooper/Howard Counties
James Crewse, Branson, MO, Troop A, Saline County
Cyle A. Cundiff, Moberly, MO, Troop A, Zone 7, Jackson County
Michael Frazier-Hires, Sedalia, MO, Troop C, Zone 4, South St. Louis County
Kennan M. Harrison, Joplin, MO, Troop I, Zone 5, Laclede County
David L. Holliday III, Centralia, MO, Troop C, Zone 9, St. Charles County
Zachary S. Horrell, Cape Girardeau, MO, Troop B, Zone 6, Scotland/Clark Counties
Olivia G. Imhoff, Boonville, MO, Troop F, Zone 9, Montgomery County
Dontai O. Johnson, Chicago, IL, Troop C, Zone 9, St. Charles County
Charles D. Karr, Maysville, MO, Troop A, Zone 3, Clay County
Clay R. Knox, Wentzville, MO, Troop C, Zone 8, St. Charles County
Austin J. Leroux, Doniphan, MO, Troop C, Zone 3, South St. Louis County
Caleb C. Marlow, Iberia, MO, Troop C, Zone 11, Franklin County,
Thadeus E. McVeigh, Columbia, MO, Troop C, Zone 14, St. Francois/Washington Counties
Ethan R. Mulkey, Bixby, OK, Troop A, Zone 2, Platte County
Kainen M. Nance, Lamar, MO, Troop A, Zone 14, Bates County
Zachary L. Ogg, Wellington, CO, Troop C, Zone 7, Warren County
Addie D. Pogue, Farmington, MO, Troop C, Zone 14, St. Francois/Washington Counties
Noah Schuetz, Goreville, IL, Troop C, Zone 11, Franklin County
James D. Scrivens, St. Joseph, MO, Troop A, Zone 4, Clay County
Adam R. Shipley, Jackson, MO, Troop E, Zone 12, Madison/Iron Counties
Brady Shows, Bettondorf, IA, Troop A, Zone 14, Bates County
Shelby W. Wulser, Concordia, MO, Troop C, Zone 1, North St. Louis County