A Licking woman is among the 31 troopers graduating June 21 from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy.
Alysha K. Falterman and her classmates are members of the 107th recruit class. They began their 25-week training to become troopers on Jan. 2 and will start their first official duties July 8. Falterman has been assigned to Troop G, Zone 4, Carter/Reynolds counties.
Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will provide the keynote address. Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Sandra K. Karsten is a special guest speaker and Col. Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the patrol, will also address the class.
The Honorable Mary Rhodes Russell, Supreme Court of Missouri, will administer the oath of office to the new troopers. Dean Roger K. McMillian, vice president of college affairs for Mineral Area College, will confer an associate of applied science degree to 10 of the new troopers. Troop F Color Guard will present and retire the colors. Trooper Bradley J. Lueckenhoff, Troop D, will sing the national anthem. Pastor Chris Lewis, Calvary Baptist Church, Campbell, will provide the invocation and benediction.