New Troopers Assigned To Troop B
Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces Trooper Elijah N. Stinson, Trooper Ezekiel G. Schieferdecker, and Trooper Eric J. Smith have been assigned to Troop B. Trooper Stinson, Trooper Schieferdecker, and Trooper Smith were members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 111th Recruit Class that began training on February 1, 2021, and graduated from the Patrol Academy on July 23, 2021. The new troopers from the 111th Recruit Class will report for duty on August 2, 2021.
Trooper Stinson has been assigned to Zone 3, Linn and Chariton counties. He is a native of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and graduated from Westwood Baptist Academy in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Prior to his appointment to the Patrol, Trooper Stinson was employed by Robertson Contractors. Trooper Stinson graduated from Three Rivers College in 2019, with a degree in criminal justice.
Trooper Schieferdecker has been assigned to Zone 4, Putnam and Sullivan counties. He is a native of Hurdland, Missouri, and graduated from Knox County High School in Edina, Missouri. Prior to his appointment to the Patrol, Trooper Schieferdecker was employed by Brian’s Foundation Repair. Trooper Schieferdecker attended college at Moberly Area Community College where he studied general education. Trooper Schieferdecker is married to Bailey (McKinney) Schieferdecker.
Trooper Smith has been assigned to Zone 7, Knox and Lewis counties. He is a native of Hannibal, Missouri, and graduated from Hannibal High School. Prior to his appointment to the Patrol, Trooper Smith was employed with the Hannibal Police Department. He studied political science at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. Trooper Smith served in the United States Marine Corps, where he obtained the rank of corporal as a combat engineer.
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