POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, has annou-nced the assignment of Trooper Justin K. Brooks to Troop E, effective Sept. 21, 2012. Trooper Brooks is a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 95th Recruit Class, which graduated from the Patrol Academy on Sept. 21, 2012.
Brooks, a native of Bloomfield, has been assigned to Zone 11, which serves the citizens of Stoddard County. Prior to his appointment to the Patrol, he served as a Stoddard County sheriff's deputy. His field training officer will be Trooper Levi E. Rawson.