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Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop A welcomes new troopers

October 8, 2012

Seven new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers have been assigned to Troop A, which includes Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Platte, Ray and Saline counties.


The officers began 25 weeks of intensive training at the Highway Patrolís Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City in April and graduated† Sept. 21, after receiving comprehensive training covering all facets of law enforcement. They will begin the field training process in their respective assignments Oct. 9.


New troopers include:


Andrew Beckwith, a graduate of Cameron High School, in Cameron, Mo., he earned a bachelorís of science degree in criminal justice from Missouri Western State University. Beckwith will be assigned to Zone 5, which patrols Ray and Carroll counties.


Trent Baxter, a graduate of Palmyra High School, in Palmyra, Mo., he earned a bachelorís of science degree in criminal justice and political science from the University of Central Missouri. Baxter will be assigned to Zone 8, which patrols Jackson County.


Jake Duvall, a graduate of Reed Springs High School, in Reed Springs, Mo., he earned an associateís of arts degree in criminal justice at Fort Scott Community College. Duvall will be assigned to Zone 10, which patrols Saline County.


Caleb Schwarz, a graduate of Marianapolis Preparatory School, in Thompson, Conn., he earned a bachelorís of science degree in criminal justice and psychology from Evangel University. Schwarz will be assigned to Zone 11, which patrols Cass County.


Christopher Fowler, a graduate of Moberly High School, he earned a bachelorís of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Missouri and is serving as a reserve in the United States Air Force at Whiteman Air Force Base. Fowler will be assigned to Zone 11.


Jeremy Miller, a graduate of Leeton High School. Prior to joining the MSHP Miller was a police officer for the Warrensburg Police Department. He will be assigned to Zone 12, which patrols Johnson County.


Bryan Hamerle, a graduate of Liberty High School, he earned a bachelorís of science degree in justice systems from Truman State University. Hamerle will be assigned to Zone 14, which patrols Bates County.