Highway Patrol Welcomes New Troopers
Dec 26, 2022
Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy Class 103 received an early Christmas present on Friday as they completed their 20 week training academy and were commissioned from Academy Recruit to Wyoming State Trooper.
Trooper Chad Dollick / Badge #103/ Duty Station = Gillette
Trooper Clancy Gines / Badge #104 / Duty Station = Rock Springs
· Overall Fitness Award = Clancy Gines
· Firearms Proficiency Award = Chad Dollick
· Academic Award = Chad Dollick
· Colonel's Leadership Award = Chad Dollick
Although potentially the smallest WHP academy class ever commissioned, the quality of the class is as large as ever.
Please join us in congratulating WHP Academy Class 103 and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your Wyoming Highway Patrol!
AAST Memorial Scholarship Program
The Florida Highway Patrol recently paid tribute to retired Colonel David H. Brierton, Jr. by dedicating American Flags to his wife and children in his honor. After a sudden illness, Colonel Brierton passed away on December 19, 2022, at the age of 63. Having served 32 years with honor and distinction as a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, his family decided to establish the David H. Brierton, Jr. memorial scholarship fund with the American Association of State Troopers. Through establishing a scholarship fund the Brierton’s were able to memorialize their loved one and help a young adult seeking to gain a higher education.
AAST would like to thank the Brierton family and the other families who have started scholarship funds in their loved ones names.
OSP rescues eagle with injured wing seen hopping down road
January 4, 2023
Oregon State Police shared photos last week after a trooper responded to reports of an eagle with an injured wing.
It happened last Thursday near Halsey, north of Eugene.
OSP said the eagle had been hopping down the road. When a trooper arrived, it hopped into the trees.
The trooper was able to capture it and take it to a local wildlife rehabilitation center in the backseat of a patrol car.
California Highway Patrol chips in for Christmas
Lts. Chris and Gina Noble of the Salvation Army recently recognized the outstanding efforts of the California Highway Patrol. Public Information Officer Aaron Maurer, other officers and staff, and the talented team of volunteers spent eight days and a total of 72 hours outside of Walmart collecting toys for kids in our community. They delivered the donated gifts to The Salvation Army for teens, Oasis Family Resource Center for kinders, High Desert Women’s Center for families in the safety shelter, and the Trona Fire Department for their event last weekend. The team even shopped at the end of each donation day with all monies that were collected in their buckets, which went to help fulfill the wish list of toys and gifts for the harder to shop for teenagers.
"We are most grateful for their dedicated service every day, and all the more at Christmastime," said Gina.