Jason Pace will become the new public information and education officer at Troop D.


A Houston High School graduate has assumed duties as a public information and education officer for Troop D.

Sgt. Jason M. Pace will be one of two public information officers assigned to the 18- county Troop D region, Capt. Juan Villanueva announced last week.

Pace was born in Rolla and graduated from Houston High School in 1989. In 1993, he graduated from Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and in 1995, he graduated from Missouri State University with a master’s degree in public administration.

Pace was appointed to the patrol on July 1, 1997, as a member of the 74th recruit class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was assigned to Troop I, serving in Laclede County. In 2001, he transferred to Troop D, Zone 1, Greene County, and in 2004, he was assigned as a full-time recruiter for the patrol, based out of Troop D. While in that assignment, he was promoted to the rank of corporal in 2005 and to the rank of sergeant in 2008.

Sgt. Pace and his wife, Jennifer (Decker), are the parents of three children, Blake, Brooke and Blair. He is the son of retired patrol Maj. Mike and Diana Pace of West Plains.


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