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Local post at full strength with three new state troopers
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After years of being short handed, the Warren and Cannon County division of the Tennessee Highway Patrol now has a full complement of officers thanks to recent academy graduations.
“We’ve been short quite a while, but this will put us up where we should be with all positions filled,” said Highway Patrol Sgt. Prater, who heads the local division.
Sgt. Prater welcomed three new troopers to his unit on Monday. They include trooper Josh Sparkman, a former Warren County sheriff’s deputy, who is assigned to Cannon County. Trooper Wade Myers, a former DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy, and trooper Kyle Herren, a former White County sheriff’s deputy, are assigned to Warren County.
After 19 weeks of intensive training in THP Cadet School, these three new troopers have begun the 10-week field training program. They will be with veteran field training officers during this final phase of training.
“I am very excited to have these men join our work unit. We are going to do everything we can to get their career of to a good start,” says Sgt. Prater.