Patrol Welcomes Trooper Basic - Class 98

The Wyoming Highway Patrol recently commissioned nine Cadets to the rank of Trooper upon the completion of Wyoming Highway Patrols' intensive training academy. During the Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy, the new Troopers were instructed in a variety of classes, including firearms, commercial carrier, physical training, RADAR/LIDAR, emergency vehicle operation, custody and control, crash investigation, and other pertinent training. The members of Class 98 that were new to law enforcement participated in 1156 hours of academy training. New Troopers with past law enforcement experience completed 556 hours of training at the Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy. 
Being a State Trooper for the Wyoming Highway Patrol can be a challenging, yet rewarding career as it takes a special person to become a Wyoming State Trooper. All Troopers take an oath to protect and serve all citizens of this great state with courtesy, professionalism, and integrity as Wyoming’s Troopers represent the agency brand of “Guardians of the Cowboy State.”

The new Troopers participated in a private pinning ceremony on March 18, 2020. The official ceremony has been rescheduled to a later date. 
Please join us in congratulating Wyoming Highway Patrol Class 98:

  • • Trooper Maitland F. Baldwin (Badge #172 Casper)
    • Trooper Chad K. Bracken (Badge #52 Rawlins) 
    • Trooper Michael J. Christensen (Badge #219 Rock Springs)
    • Trooper Benjamin B. Cink (Badge #132 Pinedale) 
    • Trooper Robert A. McConnell (Badge #189 Lander) 
    • Trooper Austin T. McDaniel (Badge #178 Casper) 
    • Trooper Jason S. Robertson ( Badge #195 Sundance)
    • Trooper Eric A. Sanstead (Badge #145 Casper)
    • Trooper Omar Tawakali (Badge #147 Casper) 

Awards for Class 98 will be given at the official ceremony. 


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