Greitens appoints new superintendent of Missouri Highway Patrol

4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago February 01, 2017 Feb 1, 2017 Wednesday, February 01 2017 Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:25:00 PM CST in News
By: Amber Sipe, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

 JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Eric Greitens announced Wednesday that Lt. Col. Sandra Karsten was his pick to be superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Karsten will be the first female in the state's history to take the position.

Greitens praised  Karsten for her work in law enforcement and the community.

"She has risen from trooper to superintendent, and led, at each step, with courage and commitment," Greitens said.

Karsten said, “As your colonel, I will listen first and then lead. I will work in such a way that is worthy of your trust and your confidence.”

Greitens also reaffirmed his commitment to law enforcement and the Highway Patrol.

He said, "You represent a proud future of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and you stand in a long line and a proud tradition of men and women who have gone before you."

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