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Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces Trooper Cole T. Hinshaw, Trooper Nicholas C. Keller, and Trooper Cody J. Snyder have been assigned to Troop B. Trooper Hinshaw, Trooper Keller, and Trooper Snyder were members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 110th Recruit Class that began training on August 3, 2020, and graduated from the Patrol Academy on January 20, 2021. The new troopers from the 110th Recruit Class will report for duty on February 16, 2021.
Trooper Hinshaw has been assigned to Zone 6, Clark and Scotland counties. He is a native of Shelbyville, Missouri, and graduated from North Shelby High School in Shelbyville, Missouri. Prior to his appointment to the Patrol, Trooper Hinshaw was employed by the Shelbina Police Department. Trooper Hinshaw graduated from Vatterott College in 2005, with a degree in electrical mechanics. He is married to Jordan (Smith) and they have three daughters Kinsley, Avery, and Heidi.
Trooper Keller has been assigned to Zone 4, Putnam and Sullivan counties. He is a native of Philadelphia, Missouri, and graduated from Marion County R-II High School in Philadelphia, Missouri. Prior to his appointment to the Patrol, Trooper Keller was employed as a student trainee lock and dam operator with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Trooper Keller graduated from Moberly Area Community College in 2020, with an associate of arts in business administration.
Trooper Snyder has been assigned to Zone 4, Putnam and Sullivan counties. He is a native of Kirksville, Missouri, and graduated from Kirksville High School in Kirksville, Missouri. Prior to his appointment to the Patrol, Trooper Snyder was employed with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Trooper Snyder graduated from Truman State University in 2016, with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
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