The Missouri State Highway Patrol held their graduation ceremony in Jefferson City Friday.
25 new troopers completed training which began on July 3rd. John Whetsel, a retired Sheriff of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and retired Chief of Police of Choctaw, Oklahoma provided the graduation address says reminded the graduates that they will be seen as life changers.
He specifically addressed the responsibility of traffic enforcement for the new class.
He says every traffic stop could potentially save a life.
The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on January 8th.
Klayton Kennedy of Plattsburg has been assigned to Troop A in Platte County. Trooper Robert Mott of Mount Pulaski, Illinois will be assigned to Holt and Atchison Counties in Troop H.