The Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council throwing a big “going away” party for Captain Matt Walz of the Highway Patrol’s Water Division.

Walz has been an active member of the council and has contributed numerous hours towards the mission of safe recreational boating.

Safety Council Co-Chair Trish Creach calls Walz’s Leadership “Positive” and notes he always a “Loyal catalyst for the council.”

Walz announced his retirement after 3 decades with the Patrol effective September 1st.


Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council Honors

Retiring Captain, Matt Walz


The Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council recognized Captain Matt Walz, Director of the Water Patrol Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol for more than three decades of service starting and ending at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Captain Walz was an active participant on the council and contributed his time to the mission of recreational boating safety.

“We wish to express our gratitude for a job well done by Capt. Matt Walz.  His positive leadership and loyal service to the cause to promote water safety has always been notable and a catalyst for our council” stated Water Safety Council Co-Chair, Trish Creach.

Capt. Walz announced his retirement effective September 1, 2020.