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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Announces Promotion

Captain Steven Wilhoit, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, announces the following promotion effective June 1, 2021.

Corporal Bryan J. Hamerle was promoted to the rank of sergeant and designated as the zone supervisor of Zone 14, which serves Bates County. Hamerle was appointed to the Missouri State Highway Patrol on April 2, 2012, as a member of the 95th Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Zone 14, Bates County. On May 1, 2016, Hamerle transferred to Zone 3, Clay County. Hamerle was promoted to corporal on September 1, 2019 and transferred to Cass County.

Sergeant Hamerle was born in Liberty, Missouri. He graduated from Liberty High School, in Liberty, in 2007. Before joining the Patrol, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Sgt. Hamerle is married to Rebecca (Vincent) Hamerle, who is originally from Olathe, KS, and they have a daughter.

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