South Dakota Highway Patrol Recruit Graduation Friday
February 16, 2023
PIERRE, S.D. – Seven new South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper recruits officially graduate this Friday, Feb. 17, during a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda.
“This is a graduation ceremony in the truest sense because we are honoring the recruits for their hard work and commitment,” said Col. Rick Miller, superintendent of the Highway Patrol. “It takes almost a year from application through graduation. This is not an easy process, and they have earned the right to be a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper.”
Class 68 recruits and their duty stations are:
*** Trooper Parker Bailey, Sioux Falls
*** Trooper Joe Curtin, Lead
*** Trooper Randall Douvier, Pierre
*** Trooper Bo Fisher, Rapid City
*** Trooper Jordan High Elk, Plankinton
*** Trooper Ashley Hohn, Watertown
*** Trooper Jack Richardson, Pierre
Graduation ceremonies for Class 68 start at 10 a.m. Friday. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the Highway Patrol’s Facebook page.