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Highway Patrol Commissions New Troopers

Highway Patrol Commissions New Troopers Highway Patrol Commissions New Troopers

The Montana Highway Patrol commissioned 12 new troopers at a graduation ceremony at the Civic Center in Helena Friday, March 1.

Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Lt. Col. Kurt Sager addressed the new troopers prior to their badge pinning and taking the oath of office.

“I’m confident that the new troopers are prepared to meet the challenges they will face as they begin their careers protecting Montanans from dangerous criminals and keeping our communities safe,” Knudsen said.

“This is the future of the Montana Highway Patrol, and our future is bright. They are ready to serve their community with pride and dedication to keeping our state safe,” MHP Col. Steve Lavin said.

The 12 new troopers were part of the 78th MHP Advanced Academy. They have spent 24 weeks going through and intense training schedule. They come from all parts the United States as far away as Florida, New Jersey and Washington. Four of the new troopers are from Montana.

The new troopers include Ronaldo Chavez of Missoula, who has Wolf Point as his initial duty station, and Thomas G. Kachler of Newfoundland, N.J., who has Glasgow as his initial duty station.

At the ceremony, T’Elle Evans was promoted to Sergeant.

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