Three Academy graduates represent county

By Christine Yearwood, Advocate Staff
Posted 2/4/21

MARIES COUNTY — Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 110th Recruit Class reported to the Law Enforcement Academy Aug. 3, 2020, and graduated Wednesday, Jan. 20. Of the 31 …

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Three Academy graduates represent county

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MARIES COUNTY — Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 110th Recruit Class reported to the Law Enforcement Academy Aug. 3, 2020, and graduated Wednesday, Jan. 20. Of the 31 graduates, one is an area native and two others will cover Maries County.

Graduate Thomas “Tom” Brewer has been assigned to Troop C, Zone 3, covering Jefferson County.

A Belle native, Brewer is the son of Rhonda Brewer Rodgers and husband Adam of Belle, and Mike and Tricia Brewer of Jefferson City. He is the grandson of Ronnie Terrill of Bland and the late Sharon Terrill, and Charles and Maureen Brewer of Bland.

Brewer’s mother, Rhonda, is active with the YaYa’s of Belle and serves as Belle Fair Board’s secretary/treasurer and as county clerk. His father, Mike, worked as a Maries County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Brewer is a member of the Belle High School Class of 2016 where he participated in basketball and was also part of the back-to-back 2013 and 2014 District Champions Baseball team. Upon graduation, he received 11 scholarships, including the Donielle Schwartze Family Scholarship, Maries County R-2 PTO Scholarship, Kaeding-Winter Scholarship, Belle-Bland Booster Club Scholarship, Belle Fair Scholarship, Continuing Athletic Scholarship, The Last Chance Scholarship, A+ Scholarship and Maries County R-2 Foundation Scholarship as well as Culver Stockton College’s Hilltop and basketball scholarships.

He is a spring 2020 graduate of Culver-Stockton College, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Criminal Justice. During his academic career, he earned placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists.

Keaton Hunt of Rolla and Alex Philipps of Jackson are new members of Troop I. Hunt has been assigned to Zone 1, covering Phelps and Maries counties. Philipps will cover Pulaski and Maries counties as part of his assignment to Zone 4.

The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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