MSHP Recognizes 21 Employees at Annual Awards Banquet

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Twenty-one employees were recognized by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Saturday during the Annual Awards Banquet.

Among those recognized was Major Scott Shipers, a Gallatin native, and the commander of the Executive Services Bureau. Major Shipers was presented a Lifesaving Award for his actions to save a person who was choking last fall in Jefferson City. On September 1st, Major Shipers and Lietuenant Collin Stosberg observed the man in distress. Upon confirming that he was choking, Shipers and Stosberg administered abdominal thrust to dislodge the item from his airway.

Sergeant Timmy Shoop from Troop B received the Meritorious Service Award for going beyond the call of duty in unusual circumstances. Sergeant Shoop responded to the Amtrak train derailment near Mendon on June 27th. Upon arrived he climbed inside the hot and heavily occupied rail car to assist passengers in climbing out. Shoop remained in the rail car until all occupants, including those who were injured, were freed. Shoop was then placed in charge of escorting the over-dimension loads safely by highway during the cleanup of the accident.

The full list of those receiving awards can be found HERE.