MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop E Headquarters - 4947 Highway 67 North - Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
For further information please contact:
Sergeant Clark D. Parrott
(573) 840-9500, ext. 3532
December 28, 2017
Sergeant Michele L. Coon Promoted To Lieutenant
Captain Jeffrey N. Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sergeant Michele L. Coon. The promotion is effective January 1, 2018. Lieutenant Coon is a 20-year veteran with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Coon was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1997, as a member of the 73rd Recruit Class. Upon graduation from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, she was assigned to Troop F, Morgan and Moniteau counties. In 2001, she transferred to Troop C, Perry and Sainte Genevieve counties. In 2005, she was promoted to the rank of corporal and assigned to Franklin County. In 2009, she was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Lincoln and Pike counties.
Coon was born in Chester, Illinois and graduated from Perryville High School, in Perryville, Missouri. Coon earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She completed Leadership in Policing Organizations in 2017. She is married to Michael Coon.
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