Nebraska State Patrol Graduates 66th Recruit Class

Nebraska State Patrol Graduates 66th Recruit Class

December 16, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
NSP Camp 66

Sixteen new Nebraska State Troopers are ready to serve in communities across the state. Members of the 66th Basic Recruit Class in NSP history were sworn-in today and received their badges during a ceremony at the State Capitol.

“Today is a proud day for the Nebraska State Patrol,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Every graduation marks a milestone, not only for the new troopers, but also for our agency as the next class of public servants joins the ranks. These troopers are well trained and ready to hit the road across our great state. We are proud for them to join our team as we continue to serve Nebraska.”

The 16 members of Camp 66 come to NSP from communities across Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, and Minnesota. The newly sworn-in troopers have completed 22 weeks of intense training, including extensive live-action training scenarios and rigorous academic instruction. Their training now continues in the field, pairing with veteran troopers in the field training process.

Outstanding performance in several areas of training was recognized with awards during the graduation ceremony. Recruit Steven Johnson, of Waverly, received the Superintendent’s Leadership Award, as well as the O.H. Witt Academic Achievement Award. Recruit Zachariah Sporer, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was honored with the Captain Mark Williams Core Values Award. Recruit Mark Fluckey, of Omaha, was honored with the R. J. Buchholz Physical Fitness Award. Recruit Zachary Matthews, of Neola, Iowa, received the D. R. Shearer Marksmanship Award.

Governor Pete Ricketts and Attorney General Doug Peterson provided remarks during today’s graduation ceremony, held in the rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol. Secretary of State Bob Evnen administered the oath of office.

“You are joining the premiere law enforcement agency in the state of Nebraska, having just graduated one of the toughest law enforcement training academies in the nation,” Governor Ricketts told the recruits. “We’re also proud that you have chosen this line of work. Your motto ‘Service Over Self’ demonstrates that you understand what this is about, that you are here to serve, protect, and keep the people of Nebraska safe.”

The graduates of Camp 66 are:

Name Hometown Badge Duty Station
Ethan Broker Hayes Center, NE 237 Beatrice
Dylan Cramer Merna, NE 243 Broken Bow
Ashley Elrod Omaha, NE 247 Omaha
Clarissa Fitzgerald Kearney, NE 295 Omaha
Mark Fluckey Omaha, NE 253

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Anthony Franks Roseville, MN 258 Omaha
Stevem Johnson Waverly, NE 267 Lincoln
Logan Krein Naperville, IL 271 Omaha
Johnathon Lawrence Ord, NE 273 St. Paul
Zachary Matthews Neola, IA 284 Omaha
Anthony McGlade Clarinda, IA 287 Omaha
Kailey Ortiz Fleming, CO 288 Aurora
Lazaro Pena Grand Island, NE 289 Grand Island
Zachariah Sporer Colorado Springs, CO 290 Scottsbluff
Justyn Stindt Belleville, KS 296 Kearney
Trysten Whitted Gretna, NE 298 Lincoln

The 67th Basic Recruit Camp for NSP is scheduled to begin training on January 3, 2023. Applications for Camp 68 are scheduled to open in the first months of 2023 as well. Anyone interested in a rewarding career serving the people of Nebraska can get information about the hiring process, the training provided to recruits, and the benefits of becoming a trooper by visiting NebraskaTroopers.com.

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