Louisiana State Troopers had the honor of welcoming Trooper Thomas Walton to the select ranks of the Louisiana State Police.
Thomas Walton is a brave 8 year old boy who was born with 4 holes in his heart, 1 atrial septal defect and 3 ventricular septal defects. Fortunately, three of the holes closed on their own during the first three years of his life; however, the remaining hole will be operated on soon.
Trooper Thomas began his day with a tour of the LSP Training Academy where he met with cadets from LSP Cadet Class #94 and viewed LSP vehicles and equipment making sure the motor units were ready for the day ahead.
Tpr. Walton then visited with Colonel Edmonson to receive his honorary LSP Commission and enjoy some quality time over breakfast in the DPS cafeteria.
After a hearty breakfast, Trooper Thomas Walton traveled to theJoint Emergency Services Training Center to receive lessons on pursuit driving, motorcycle patrol and LSP K-9 narcotics detection. He commanded the chopper and perfected his sniper skills. He went about his day making sure everyone stayed safe.