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Highway Patrol Graduation Set For Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648



Highway Patrol Graduation Set For Friday


PIERRE, S.D. – Eleven South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper recruits graduate this Friday morning in Fort Pierre.


Graduation ceremonies for Class  65 start at 10 a.m., Friday in the Drifters Conference Center in Fort Pierre. Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden will be the keynote speaker. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the Highway Patrol’s Facebook page. 


“This class is a mixture of recruits who already had law enforcement experience and others who are brand new,” said Col. Rick Miller, superintendent of the Highway Patrol. “They all bring different levels of experience and training that will serve them well as troopers.”


Class 65 recruits and their duty stations are:


***  Connor Campbell, Freeman

***  Anthony Curry, Hot Springs

*** Terrance Davis, Sioux Falls

*** Trent Feistner, Wessington Springs

***  Nicholas Gallo, Custer

*** Jamie Hall, Vermillion

*** Trent Knuppe, Salem

*** David LaGroue, Madison

*** Samuel McCue, Spearfish

*** Ryan Serr, Bison

*** Rylan Webster, De Smet.


The recruits with previous law enforcement experience have already been on duty for a few weeks. The other recruits will receive their Highway Patrol vehicles this week and report to their duty stations after the ceremony.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.