Two Lake Area residents are graduating from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy and will be serving the community soon.
According to the Patrol, Casey Marks of Eldon will be working in Camden County for Troop F while Eric Walker of Lebanon will be serving in Phelps and Maries Counties.
They are 2 of the 10 troopers graduating on Friday, April 29th.
A ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in Jefferson City and it will be live streamed on the Patrol’s Facebook page.
The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on May 9th.
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 10 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, April 29, 2022. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO. The graduation ceremony will be live streamed on the Patrol’s Facebook page. The 114th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January 18, 2022. This is the Patrol’s first accelerated recruit class. The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on May 9, 2022.
Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe will provide the keynote address and Col. Olson will address the class during the graduation. The Honorable Robin Ransom, Supreme Court of Missouri, will administer the Oath of Office to the new troopers. The Troop F Color Guard will present the colors and Sergeant Andrew A. Henry, Troop H, will sing the national anthem. Trooper Peter D. Hummel, class chaplain, will provide the invocation and benediction.
Four class awards will be presented during the graduation ceremony. The recruits accumulate points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 15 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category will earn the respective award.
The names (hometowns) and first assignments of members of the 114th Recruit Class are listed below:
Peter D. Hummel (Quincy, IL), Marion/Ralls Counties
Tj A. Willock (Colchester, IL), Macon/Shelby Counties
Jake R. Stombaugh (Taylorville, IL), Ste. Genevieve/Perry Counties
Orrin D. Hawkins (Fredericktown, MO), Bollinger/Cape Girardeau/Scott Counties
Stephen W. Bean (Denton, TX), Boone County
Chase A. Fox (Baylis, IL), Boone County
Isaiah S. Lemasters (Middletown, MO), Montgomery County
Casey A. Marks (Eldon, MO), Camden County
Sean P. Gomez (King City, MO), Buchanan/Andrew Counties
Eric Walker (Lebanon, MO), Phelps/Maries Counties