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Missouri State Highway Patrol Announces Troop H Promotions

Captain Clark N. Stratton, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, announced promotions that will take effect on January 1, 2022.

Corporal Kaleb F. Jeffers has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and designated zone supervisor of Zone 1, which serves the citizens of Atchison and Holt counties. Jeffers was appointed to the Patrol in July 2010 as a member of the 92nd Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop H, Zone 6, Andrew and Buchanan counties. In April 2020, he was promoted to corporal and remained in Zone 6. Sergeant Jeffers has one daughter.

Trooper Jonathon P. Lynch has been promoted to the rank of corporal and designated assistant zone supervisor of Zone 10, Daviess and DeKalb counties. Lynch was appointed to the Patrol in October 2001 as a member of the 79th Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop H, Zone 10, Daviess and DeKalb counties. In October 2010, he transferred to General Headquarters and was assigned to the Gaming Division. In April 2014, he transferred to Troop H, Zone 10, Daviess and Dekalb counties where he currently serves. Corporal Lynch is married and has four children.

Trooper Joshua E. Hainey has been promoted to the rank of corporal and designated assistant zone supervisor of Zone 9, Grundy, Livingston, and Mercer counties. Hainey was appointed to the Patrol in July 2014 as a member of the 99th Recruit Class. After graduating the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop H, Zone 3, Harrison and Gentry counties. In July 2017, he transferred to Zone 9, Grundy, Livingston, and Mercer counties. In March 2018, he transferred to Zone 4, Grundy, Livingston and Mercer counties. Corporal Hainey is married and has two children.



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