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Mark Philpott Among New Recruits
Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 30 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, Dec. 16, in Jefferson City.
The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy gymnasium.
The 94th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on July 1, 2011. The new troopers will report for duty in their assigned troops on Jan. 2, 2012.
During the graduation ceremony, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster will address the class. The Honorable Mary R. Russell, Missouri Supreme Court, will administer the Oath of Office to the new troopers. Mr. Thomas U. Black, Nelson, Mo., will give the invocation and benediction.
The Troop F Color Guard will present and retire the colors, and Trooper Andrew A. Armstrong, Troop F, will sing the National Anthem.
Dean Gil Kennon, vice president of college affairs for Mineral Area College, will be present to confer an associate of applied science degree to the new troopers based on their course work at the Academy.
Four class awards will be presented. The recruits accumulated points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 24 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category earns the respective award.
Listed below are the names, hometowns, and first assignments for members of the 94th Recruit Class:
Jason A. Akers, Ballwin, Mo., Troop C, St. Genevieve/Perry Counties; Jason A. Ashby, Fenton, Mo., Troop C, Jefferson County; Thomas J. Black, Columbia, Mo., Troop H, Buchanan/Andrew Counties; Todd K. Burton, Springfield, Mo., Troop F, Audrain County; Clinton R. Capps, Salem, Mo., Troop I, Crawford County; Ryan W. Clement, Grovespring, Mo., Troop C, Franklin County; Stephen J. Cool, Higginsville, Mo., Troop H, Clinton/Caldwell Counties.
John T. Cunningham, Belton, Mo., Troop A, Carroll/Ray Counties; Robert R. Davis, St. Peters, Mo., Troop C, Lincoln/Pike Counties; Dylan L. DeJournett, Essex, Mo., Troop E, New Madrid/Pemiscot Counties; Jennifer A. Dopplick, St. Louis, Mo., Troop C, Jefferson County. Trevor H. Elliston, Mt. Vernon, Ill., Troop C, Jefferson County; Graydon L. Gaines, Kirksville, Mo., Troop B, Randolph/Monroe Counties; Eric J. Graslie, Wentzville, Mo., Troop C, St. Charles County.
Erica L. Grass, Lake St. Louis, Mo., Troop C, St. Charles County; Patrick T. Harms, St. Charles, Mo., Troop C, St. Charles County; Cameron M. Heath Jr., Cape Girardeau, Mo., Troop E, Scott/Mississippi Counties; Jordan A. Hilliard, Mt. Vernon, Ill., Troop C, North St. Louis County; Austin B. Kings, Moberly, Mo., Troop F, Audrain County; Ashley E. Klempke, Los Angeles, Calif., Troop F, Moniteau/Morgan Counties; Jake T. Langsdale, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Troop A, Johnson County.
Blaine M. Loring, West Plains, Mo., Troop E, Butler/Ripley Counties; Lucas S. Lowe, Marthasville, Mo., Troop H, Grundy/Mercer/ Livingston Counties; Justin J. Moll, Centralia, Ill., Troop C, North St. Louis County; Mark A. Philpott, Ava, Mo., Troop G, Carter/ Reynolds Counties; Eric D. Rehmert, Owensville, Mo., Troop C, Franklin County; Elvis Rondon, Batavia, Ill., Troop A, Carroll/Ray Counties; Rawn P. Toler, Monett, Mo., Troop F, Montgomery County; Joseph M. Van Meter, Bloomington, Ind., Troop E, New Madrid/Pemiscot Counties; Nicholas B. Yoder, Mundelein, Ill., Troop C, St. Francois/Washington Counties.