AAST lost a tremendous trooper, friend, and Board member on August 18, 2014, when Capt. Christian T. Ricks died following complications from a surgical procedure.
Chris, 65, is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bonnie; their two children; a granddaughter; and his mother.
Chris retired as a captain from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 2006, after serving 35 years. Following his service as AAST’s Missouri state director, Chris served as national second vice president and had served as chairman of the AAST Foundation. He was also greatly involved in church and community activities. He was a tremendous asset to AAST and will be greatly missed.
Please remember the Ricks family in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. To leave a condolence for the family, visit http://www.freemanmortuary.com/book-of-memories/1931432/Ricks-Christian/obituary.php.