Lander resident commissioned as new Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper along with class of 10 others

    The Wyoming Highway Patrol recently commissioned 11 recruits to the rank of Trooper upon the completion of their intensive training academy. During their academy, the new Troopers were instructed in a variety of classes including firearms, commercial carrier, physical training, RADAR/LIDAR, emergency vehicle operation, custody and control, crash investigation and other pertinent training. The members of Class 95 that were new to law enforcement participated in over 1,210 hours of academy training.

    Being a State Trooper for the Wyoming Highway Patrol can be a challenging, yet rewarding career as it takes a special person to become a Wyoming State Trooper. All Troopers take an oath to protect and serve all citizens of this great state with courtesy, professionalism, and integrity as Wyoming’s Troopers represent the agency brand of “Guardians of the Cowboy State”.The new Troopers participated in their swearing-in ceremony in front of family and friends at the Wyoming Supreme Court on October 25th, 2018. The ceremony marked the 95th graduated class from the Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy.

    Please join us in congratulating Wyoming Highway Patrol Class 95:

    • Trooper Daniel A. Adame (Badge # 49 Casper)
      • Trooper Rebecca R. Cassidy (Badge # 93 Cheyenne)
      • Trooper Nicholas K. Haller (Badge # 90 Elk Mountain)
      • Trooper Daniel Q. Hite (Badge # 110 Powell)
    • Trooper Christopher C. Martin (Badge # 97 Douglas)
      • Trooper Andres A. Martinez (Badge # 83 Rawlins)
    • Trooper Christopher D. McGuire (Badge # 79 Wheatland)
      • Trooper Jason N. Ramsey (Badge # 78 Lander)
      • Trooper Ethan D. Smith (Badge # 128 Laramie)
      • Trooper Luis A. Tapia-Vera (Badge # 81 Evanston)
      • Trooper Jason R. Venable (Badge # 62 Worland)

    Colonel’s Leadership Award: Trooper Christopher D. McGuire
    Top Academic Award: Trooper Ethan Smith
    Top Fitness Award: Trooper Christopher C. Martin
    Top Firearms Award: Trooper Christopher C. Martin
    Most Improved Fitness Award: Trooper Rebecca R. Cassidy

    L to R Row 1: Colonel Kebin Haller, Lieutenant Colonel Shannon Ratliff

    L to R Row 2: Trooper Christopher Martin

    L to R Row 3: Troopers Rebecca Cassidy, Andres Martinez


    L to R Row 4: Troopers Daniel Adame, Jason Ramsey, Lieutenant Randy Starkey, 

    L to R Row 5:  Lieutenant Kyle McKay, Troopers Christopher McGuire, Luis Tapia-Vera

    L to R Row 6: Troopers Nicholas Haller, Ethan Smith


    L to R Row 7: Captain Derek Mickelson, Sergeant Momen Elazizi, Trooper Daniel Hite, Major Joshua Walther, Trooper Jason Venable, Major Keith Groeneweg


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