Louisiana State Troopers had the honor of welcoming a new trooper to the select ranks of the Louisiana State Police

Louisiana State Troopers had the honor of welcoming Trooper Thomas Walton to the select ranks of the Louisiana State Police.LA

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.

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New York State Police Trooper Joseph Menna was hit by a car Saturday night

New York State Police Trooper Joseph Menna was hit by a car Saturday night.NY

Trooper Menna stopped a Chevrolet Suburban for a traffic violation. While approaching the offending vehicle, chaos erupted behind him. The driver of a Chevrolet Cobalt braked suddenly, lost control and struck a Honda Odyssey. At the same moment the driver of a Buick was attempting to merge into the lane of the Cobalt and hit the car, pushing it into the parked Suburban.

The trooper was then struck by the Suburban, knocking him over the guardrail where he fell down the embankment.

Trooper Menna was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was released, declining medical attention.

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Three Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers Honored for Saving Lives

Three Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers were honored Wednesday for saving the lives of Two Citizens.OHIo rewards

Trooper Matthew Stoffer received a certificate of recognition for his lifesaving efforts. Stoffer was responding to a call of an erratic driver. When the man pulled over, he yelled for help. His 1-year-old daughter wasn't breathing.

“As he picked up the lifeless baby from the child seat and placed it on the front seat, he swept the baby’s mouth thinking possibly the baby was choking and started chest compressions,” said Mansfield post Commander Lt. Matt Them. “At that point the baby began to breathe on its own, which it was not previously. The parents advised the baby was sick and became unresponsive and they were trying to get to the hospital.” After the baby began to breathe, the ambulance came and the girl was flown to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

Trooper Stoffer hopes to see her again one day.

Troopers Steve Gillum and Drew Nelson were honored with a Governor's Resolution. Troopers Nelson and Gillum were on patrol Sept. 3, when they were called to assist the Mansfield Police Department on an attempted suicide call, Lt. Matt Them said. A woman called police saying a man was threatening on social media to hang himself and that he would be at his grandmother's house.

When Nelson and Gillum knocked on the elderly woman’s door, she said she was the only person home. A quick search found that to be true, Them said. But before leaving, Nelson and Gillum asked to search a detached garage. There were no windows, Gillum said. They needed to be sure the man was not harming himself elsewhere on the property.

The woman said her grandson wouldn’t be there, but agreed to let them check. When the troopers stepped inside, they found the man hanging from the rafters, a rope around his neck. They immediately lifted the man and cut the rope. He regained consciousness shortly after.

District Capt. David Church from Bucyrus commended the troopers on a job well done.

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Trooper Wounded in Deadly Ambush Reaches His Goal of Completing the New York City Marathon

DouglassA Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was critically injured during an ambush at a police barracks last year completed the New York City Marathon last weekend in the hand cycle category. In an interview done May 2015, Tpr. Douglass stated the marathon was his goal.

Trooper Alex Douglass of Dunmore placed 47th in the 26-mile race Sunday using a three-wheeled cycle that's powered by hand. He completed the race in two hours and 33 minutes.

Douglass underwent a full hip replacement and has had difficulties walking since the shooting on Sept. 12, 2014. He had numerous surgeries before the replacement.

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WANTED! Runners for Trooper Dees!

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On Jan. 23 run 7.31 miles to honor Trooper Nicholas Dees.

 

The Trooper Nicholas Dees Memorial Run is to bring awareness to Don't Text and Drive. Trooper Dees was killed while working an accident on I-40 by a man who was Texting and Driving which was not a law at the time.  Nicholas paid the ultimate sacrifice for the State of Oklahoma and because of his death Oklahoma now has a Don't Text and Drive Law.  All proceeds will be going to children of Law Enforcement officers who are pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. The Chahta Foundation will collect all proceeds, and the Choctaw Nation will match donations dollar for dollar. Click here for registration details.

 

If you cannot be at the run, but still wish to join, register for the virtual run click here for details.

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