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Kansas Trooper

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3

Fall 2017

CONTENTS

KANSAS STATE

TROOPERS ASSOCIATION

E

xecutive

B

oard

President

Mitch Mellick

Vice President

Bryan Clark

Secretary

Sage Hill

Treasurer

Merl Ney

Sergeant-At-Arms

Corey Davis

B

oard of

D

irectors

Troop A

Curt Gabbert

Troop B

Scott Moses

Troop C

Eric Hodges

Troop D

Douglas Reed

Troop E

Steven Sites

Troop F

Dave Golden

Troop G

Chris Hammond

Troop H

Jason Black

Troop I

Nick Wright

Troop J

Greg Peters

Troop K

Lamont Jackson

Troop MC

David Bales

R

etirees

R

epresentative

Don Dody

E

xecutive

V

ice

P

resident

Steve Kearney

E

ditor

Mary Napier

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dvertising

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VOL. 35, NO. 3, FALL 2017

On the Cover

Features

Letter to KSTAMembers. ........................................6 2017 KTF Golf Tournament - Oct. 5........................12 New KSTA Director...................................................13 [ Feature Story ] The Importance of the FTO Process........................14 Profile of a Retired Trooper: Technical Trooper Steve Harvey .................................18 Enforcing the Primary Seat Belt Law. ....................19 KHP Superintendent Colonel Mark Bruce: Advancing Through the Ranks. ...............................20 Capitol Police Officer Selected as Coach.................24 KTF Scholarships/Messages.....................................26 2017 Bassmaster Championships.........................29 Bullet-Proof................................................................30 NAIC Attracts Competitors......................................32 Line of Duty Death Memorials.................................34

Departments

President's Message..............................4 Colonel’s Corner...................................8 Chaplain’s Message..............................10 LE News from Around the World.........38 Snapshots..............................................39 KHP News............................................40 Business Directory. ..............................42 Advertisers’ Index. ...............................46

Our cover features Trooper Tyler Alley and his Field Training Officer Technical

Trooper Darrin Littlepage. Alley also trained under Lieutenant Michael O'Hara

before O'Hara was promoted to lieutenant. Find out more about these men

and why the FTO process is an important part of the training process for

troopers on page 14.

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