September 25, 2019
Good evening President Barbier,
Thank you for the support of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc., in recognizing the State Trooper who scored the highest at the NRA National Police Shooting Competition recently held in Pearl, Mississippi.
Trooper Rupert Pope with the South Carolina Highway Patrol was presented with a Glock .43 engraved with the AAST logo.
AAST also awarded sponsors Brian and Kelly Wheeler with Southern Connection Police Supplies the “Spirit of the Trooper” certificate recognizing their contributions and support of state troopers.
Glen Hoyer, Director of the Law Enforcement Division for the National Rifle Association, thanked the AAST for supporting State Troopers competing in this year’s event.
Lt. Colonel Thomas E. Tuggle
Mississippi Highway Patrol