MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop A - 504 SE Blue Parkway - Lee's Summit, MO, 64083
For further information please contact:
Sgt. Bill Lowe
July 2, 2018
New Troopers Assigned To Troop A
Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, is pleased to announce the assignment of four new troopers to Troop A. The new troopers are members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 105th Recruit Class, which graduated from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy on June 29, 2018. The troopers report for duty on July 16, 2018.
Trooper Justin L. Dedmon, a native of Hartville, Missouri, has been assigned to Zone 15, which serves the citizens of Henry County. Trooper Dedmon graduated from Hartville High School in Hartville, Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. Trooper Dedmon is married to McKenzie (Cole) Dedmon.
Trooper Brandon S. Gunby, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been assigned Zone 1, which serves the citizens of Platte County. Trooper Gunby moved to Rolla, Missouri, where he graduated from Rolla High School. He attended Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Virginia, and East Central College in Rolla, Missouri.
Trooper Michael J. Owens, a native of Louisburg, Missouri, has been assigned to Zone 10, which serves the citizens of Saline County. Trooper Owens graduated from Hickory County R-1 High School in Urbana, Missouri. After high school, Trooper Owens enlisted into the United States Navy where he served full time until July 2016.
Trooper Joshua H. Thompson, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, has been assigned to Zone 5, which serves Ray and Carroll counties. Trooper Thompson graduated from Cameron R-1 High School in Cameron, Missouri.
The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober.
“Don’t Violate The Trust.”