The Montana Highway Patrol commissioned nine new troopers Friday at the 62nd Advanced Academy Graduation ceremony. Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker addressed the graduates at the event, which took place at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena. Baker reminded the new troopers of the important role they will play in the justice system. “Our citizens must know that their justice system provides a fair, independent, and unbiased process for safeguarding their rights and upholding the law without favor or prejudice. As law enforcement officers, you are the first face of the rule of law, she said.