The Missouri State Highway Patrol is about to have 19 new Troopers, as the 115th recruit class of the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy are set to graduate next week.
The graduation is set for Thursday, December 22 at 10 A.M. in the academy gymnasium. The ceremony will be broadcast on the Patrol’s Facebook page.
While none of next weeks 19 graduates is from the listening area, four of them will be beginning their careers in the area.
In Troop A Alexander C. Hunolt of Rutledge, Missouri will be assigned to patrol Ray and Carroll counties. Also in Troop A will be Colten J. O’Hara of Pierce City who will be working in Lafayette county.
Two new Troopers will also be assigned to Troop H in northwest Missouri. Russell A. Matthews of Fredricktown, Missouri will be assigned to Atchison and Holt counties, while St. Charles native Joshua M. Tanner will be assigned to Daviess and DeKalb counties.
The names (hometowns) and first assignments of members of the 115th Recruit Class are listed below:
Hunolt, Alexander C., Rutledge, MO, Zone 5, Ray/Carroll Counties
O’Hara, Colten J., Pierce City, MO, Zone 9, Lafayette County
Williams, Ty R., Granby, MO, Zone 15, Henry County
Billings, Jorden R., Bowling Green, Zone 3, Linn/Chariton Counties
Munch, Carter L., Hannibal, MO, Zone 3, Linn/Chariton Counties
Ashley, Michael J., Jefferson City, MO, Zone 8, St. Charles County
Carson, Lyndon T., Kirkwood, MO, Zone 2, North St. Louis County
Kelly, Melissa L., Greenville, IL, Zone 8, St. Charles County
O’Sullivan, Timothy J., Imperial, MO, Zone 2, North St. Louis County
Roberts, Benjamin C., Mountain Grove, MO, Zone 1, North St. Louis County
Daniels, Aaron B., Webb City, MO, Zone 12, Christian County
Jones, Logan M., Miner, MO, Zone 9, Pemiscot/New Madrid Counties
Koester, Jordan A., Coulterville, IL, Zone 15, Callaway County
Edens, Caz A.C., Ramona, CA, Zone 5, Douglas/Ozark Counties
Poynter, Nathaniel B., Houston, MO, Zone 2, Texas/Wright Counties
Matthews, Russell A., Fredericktown, MO, Zone 1, Atchison/Holt Counties
Tanner, Joshua M., St. Charles, MO, Zone 10, Daviess/DeKalb Counties
Baird, Macy T., Farmer City, IL, Zone 9, Crawford County
Sutton, Logan T., Clarksville, MO, Zone 3, Crawford County