CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KOTA TV) - Four recruits have been commissioned as troopers for the Wyoming Highway Patrol including one in Gillette.
Trooper Elijah T. Ellis-Hathaway was sworn in at the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday in front of family and friends. Trooper Ellis-Hathaway received the Top Academic Award and Top Fitness Award.
The new troopers received training in firearms, commercial carrier, physical training, RADAR/LIDAR, emergency vehicle operation, custody and control, crash investigation and other training totaling more than 1,210 hours.
The 94th graduating class of the Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy includes:
-Trooper Elijah T. Ellis-Hathaway (Gillette)-recipient of the Top Academic Award and Top Fitness Award
-Trooper Caleb Hobbs (Hanna)-recipient of the Colonel’s Leadership Award
-Trooper Benjamin D. Hockett (Lander)-recipient of the Top Firearms Award and Most Improved Fitness Award
-Andrew J. Kelly (Rock River)