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Kansas Trooper
Summer 2012
KHP TIMELINE
In the Spring 2007 issue of the Kansas
Trooper magazine, we printed a timeline of
the history of the KHP for its 70
th
Anniversary.
This timeline features the history from the
70
th
anniversary to the 75
th
anniversary.
2007
Celebrations were held throughout 2007
as the Patrol celebrated its 70
th
anniversary.
The Patrol began hosting Collegiate Law
for college students who were enrolled
in Criminal Justice programs at Kansas
community colleges. The course was
eventually opened to students enrolled
in programs at state colleges, as well. In
2011, the Patrol began inviting back some
of the Collegiate Law students to serve as
mentors for the Cadet Law high school
students.
Mobile data units deployed in the east
region.
2008
Tahoes were introduced to KHP fleet.
Troop S took on the responsibility of
Explosive Ordinance Detection.
CVIEW (Commercial Vehicle Information
Exchange Windows) implemented for
more
readily-accessible
information
during CMV inspections.
2009
The Patrol’s in-car cameras were upgraded
to include three color cameras, providing
front, internal cabin, and rear-facing
views, with both internal and external
microphones.
Officers received new sidearms through a
trade agreement between Glock and the
Patrol. New Glock Model 21 Slim Frame
.45 caliber pistols replaced the previous
sidearms the Patrol had. The new sidearms
were traded for the old, so the new pistols
came with no cost to the state.
lead a successful career and personal
life. The first—Change is a good
thing. The second observation was
the importance of public service,
to which he said, “Find something
you love—something that will leave
you believing your time has been
well spent.” And lastly, you need
to exercise integrity each and every
day. “You can be smart, aggressive,
articulate, and persuasive, but if
you are not honest, your reputation
has suffered. And once lost, a good
reputation cannot be regained.”
Garcia encouraged, “When you
leave here today, please do not forget
when you first walked through those
doors and do not forget what you
thought you could accomplish—
the public servant, the Kansas State
Trooper, you believed you could be.”
The class rose,
raised their right hand,
and took their oath
of office. Each new
trooper and a family
member or friend
made their way to
the stage to receive
their badges. As each
of the 16 newest
Kansas
Highway
Patrol troopers made
their way through the
receiving line, one
of the new parts of
graduation, a video
clip of each one of
them played. Some
were about the meaning of becoming a trooper, some spoke of the best part of
their 23 weeks in the academy, and others mentioned funny stories. The class
received a standing ovation upon completion of their pinning.
Trooper Jason Zeigler said in his video, “The history and traditions—it
means everything to me. It’s a once in a lifetime thing, to be part of Class #50
on the 75
th
Anniversary. It’s like a dream come true for me.”
Lieutenant Colonel Alan Stoecklein recognized the partners the Patrol’s
personnel work with who were in attendance. “Every day we work alongside
great people, our local, state, and federal law enforcement organizations.
Trooper Todd Hokanson is pinned by his
son, Seth, during the graduation ceremony.
Trooper Lindsey Murphy is pinned by her father, Captain
Mike Murphy, who joined the Patrol in 1988.