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August 22, 2014

MHP Commissions 14 New Troopers Today

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The Montana Highway Patrol commissioned 14 new troopers today at the 57th Advanced Academy Graduation ceremony.  Governor Steve Bullock addressed the graduates at the event, which took place at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena.

Attorney General Tim Fox said, “Now more than ever, we’re reminded that law enforcement is an inherently dangerous profession.  These men and women will place themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis as part of the routine duties of their profession.  I thank them for their sacrifice and commitment to serving all Montanans and keeping our roadways safe.”

At the ceremony, four awards were presented:

Physical Fitness Award
Seth Adams
Awarded for exemplary standards during the physical fitness curriculum in the 56th MHP Academy.

The Michael Haynes Memorial Grant
End of Watch March 27, 2009
This grant is presented to:  David Morris
Awarded in loving memory of Trooper Michael W. Haynes – MHP 159 by his wife, Tawny Haynes Norton.

Academic Award
Kristy Kees
Awarded for exemplary standards during the academic curriculum in the 56th MHP Academy

Camp Commander Award
Seth Adams
Awarded for exemplary standards and performance observed by the Camp Commanders in the 56th MHP Academy.

Members of the 57th academy class include:

Seth Adams
Initial Station Assignment:  Wolf Point
Hometown:  Bozeman

Trever Chase
Initial Station Assignment:  Hardin
Hometown:  Helena

Joshua French
Initial Station Assignment:  Hardin
Hometown:  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Ryan Janes
Initial Station Assignment:  Superior
Hometown:  Florence

Lewis Johnson
Initial Station Assignment:  Broadus
Hometown:  Chester

Benjamin Kecskes
Initial Station Assignment:  Glendive
Hometown:  Helena

Kristy Kees
Initial Station Assignment:  Glendive
Hometown:  Missoula

Thomas Manz
Initial Station Assignment:  Kalispell
Hometown:  Seattle, Washington

David Morris
Initial Station Assignment:  Billings
Hometown:  Bozeman

Joshua Nanna
Initial Station Assignment:  Kalispell
Hometown:  Whitefish

Derek Schuler
Initial Station Assignment:  Culbertson
Hometown:  Apple Valley, California

Stephannie-Colleen Timmins
Initial Station Assignment:  Wolf Point
Hometown:  Bozeman

Alicia Williams
Initial Station Assignment:  Kalispell
Hometown:  Great Falls

Michael Williams
Initial Station Assignment:  Ryegate
Hometown:  Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

Any media interested in publishing a photo of a specific trooper should contact Department of Justice Deputy Communications Director Anastasia Burton at (406) 444-2026 to obtain a print- or web-resolution image.