Zachary Chastain graduates from Missouri Highway Patrol Academy
July 29, 2021
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 29 troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, July 23, 2021. The ceremony took place on the South Lawn of the Missouri State Capitol.
The 111th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on February 1, 2021, to begin the 25-week training to become a trooper. The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on August 9, 2021.
Four class awards were presented. The recruits accumulate points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 25 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category earns the respective award. Award categories include physical fitness, firearms, academics, and the Superintendent’s Award, which is presented to the person with the most points overall.
Zachary T. Chastain, of Crane, earned the physical fitness award.
The names (hometowns) and first assignments of local members of the 111th Recruit Class are listed below:
Colten B. Henderson (Spokane), Zone 14, Bates County
Zachary T. Chastain (Crane), Zone 10, Franklin County
Zachary Chastain is the son of Sean and Danielle Chastain of Crane. He is the grandson of Larry and Janice Fabro, of Billings, and Christine Chastain of Republic.