Oklahoma trooper visits daycare

OKSP Preschool with kid

Check out what this proud mom had to say about her little guy when he had a visit to his daycare from Trooper Tony Harper and other officers!  Now that little happy face should put a smile on yours!  Happy Friday!  Celestine: "Raiden, once again, was on cloud 9 when the officers came to visit the daycare!  I've never seen this kid love something/someone so hard...it's amazing how excited he gets when he sees any officer.  If he sees anyone in uniform he can't contain himself.  No matter where we are.  I pray this never fades and he always knows these men and women are here to protect, not harm.  They are here to love, not hate.  Thank you Small Miracles and thank you to the officers who took time out to visit these kids!"

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2017 Best Looking Cruiser's Calendar

2017 Best Cruisers

 

REMINDER:  2017 America's Best Looking Trooper Cruiser Calendars are available for early ordering (read more at www.statetroopers.org).  The cost is $10.00 which includes shipping.

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Maryland State Police issue 119 tickets for distracted driving

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Maryland State Police troopers pulled over 129 drivers Wednesday morning as part of an initiative to combat distracted and aggressive driving on Interstate 270, First Sgt. Rebecca Bosley said. The stops resulted in 119 citations and 69 warnings issued to drivers, she said.  Most were issued to people talking on their cell phones, Bosley said.  The timing of the initiative followed four recent crashes involving police cars stopped on the side of I-270, and two troopers who were injured.  Motorists have struck stopped police cars on Aug. 27 and 29, as well as Sept. 6 and 11, Bosley said. Two were at accident scenes, one was at a traffic stop, and one was rear-ended while in traffic.  Eight troopers in separate cruisers from the Rockville barracks were assisted by two Montgomery County police cars during the initiative, which ran between 6 and 10 a.m. along the highway from I-370 to Democracy Boulevard, Bosley said.  Failure to follow the state’s “Move Over” law—in which motorists are expected to slow down or, if possible, move a lane away from a traffic stop on the shoulder of a road—could lead to a $110 citation and 1 point on a driver’s license.  The police were also targeting single motorists traveling in the I-270 HOV lane, in which cars must have at least two occupants.  A violation can lead to a $90 fine and 1 point.

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Two Michigan State Police troopers receive bravery award

 

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Two troopers based out of the Michigan State Police Lapeer Post received bravery awards "for their diligence and perseverance under uncommon circumstances and for going beyond what is typically expected of most law enforcement officers."  On January 4, troopers Jared Grigg and John Sholtz responded to a house in the city of Lapeer.  They observed the home fully engulfed and that the front door was unapproachable due to flames, according to a statement from the Michigan State Police.  A bystander told them children’s screams could be heard from inside the home.  Grigg and Sholtz gained entry through the back door of the home and searched the first floor, which was already engulfed in fire and full of thick smoke.  Sholtz found an unresponsive 6-year-old boy on the floor of the attached garage and carried him outside to Grigg.  Sholtz went back in and searched for additional children and shortly after, dispatch informed him there were no other children inside of the home.  The boy was treated by emergency medical personnel and recovered.  In awarding the department’s Bravery Award, the MSP Board of Awards found that the courageous actions of Grigg and Sholtz undoubtedly saved the child’s life, according to the statement.  Grigg enlisted with the department in 2012, graduating as a member of the 124th Trooper Recruit School. Sholtz enlisted with the department in 1994, graduating as a member of the 110th Trooper Recruit School.  Prior to serving at the Lapeer Post, Sholtz was assigned to the Hastings and Richmond posts, as well as the Gaming Section.

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Pennsylvania Trooper visits West Fallowfield Christian preschool

 

PA State Trooper attends preschool

 

Today the preschool had a special visit from PA State Trooper Greene as part of their learning about careers curriculum. Trooper Greene sat and talked with them about how police officers like to help people.  He also let them sit in his vehicle.  They enjoyed talking on the intercom and sounding the siren.  He gave them all Junior Trooper stickers.  They know if they ever need help they can trust an officer.  Special thanks to Trooper Greene for educating our little ones today!

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