Princeton Native to Retire from MSHP After 28 Years of Service

ST. JOSEPH, MO – Lieutenant W. Shane Sims with Troop H of the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Joseph will retire on June 1st after serving more than 28 years.

Sims was appointed to the Patrol on January 1st, 1996, as a member of the 71st Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop H, Zone 2, covering Nodaway and Worth counties. In 2001, Sims was promoted to corporal and served as the assistant zone supervisor in Zone 9 in Livingston County. In 2004, he was promoted to sergeant and designated zone supervisor of Zone 2, Nodaway and Worth counties. In 2012, Sims became a commercial vehicle enforcement trooper and was named supervisor of the Troop H Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2014 and remained assigned to Troop H.

Lieutenant Sims was born in Princeton, Missouri, and graduated from Princeton R-5. In 1993, he graduated from North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri, with an associate of arts degree in general studies. Lieutenant Sims is married to Janara, and they have two grown children.