Patrol Welcomes New Troopers
Capt. Chris Ricks said, "They were kind of special to us. This is the class that marks our 75th anniversary, so that's very special to a lot of us."
Some troopers in the graduation class of 33 also earned awards for academic excellence, firearms and physical fitness.
"I look forward to doing a lot of drug interdiction and DWI stops," Givens said.
The Highway Patrol assigned the new members to posts across the state, including those in Columbia, Mexico and Eldon.