Wisconsin State Patrol celebrates 66th recruit class in La Crosse
New troopers had more than six months of training at the State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A graduation ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the La Crosse Center for the newest members of the Wisconsin State Patrol.
The 42 officers make up the State Patrol’s 66th recruit class.
The newest members of the state patrol had more than six months of training at the State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy.
The newest troopers know they can have an impact on the community.
“It’s a position where we can kind of affect someone’s day,” said Trooper Michael Abraham. “People call us on their worst days and its something where you can help them through it. So it’s something that I really wanted to do.”
Wisconsin Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson, State Patrol Superintendent Anthony Burrell and Gov. Tony Evers were joined by family and friends of the new officers for the ceremony.
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