MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol has 34 new troopers. On Friday, the company swore in its latest group of cadets.
After months of rigorous coaching, the cadets grew to become Minnesota State troopers. Whereas all the brand new troopers had been carrying the identical uniform throughout a ceremony, they’ve very totally different again tales.
Trooper Logan Knip shall be assigned to Maple Grove.
“I’d say it’s a melting pot and a melting pool of every little thing you would consider,” she stated of her class.
A Minnesota Nationwide Guard alum, Knip is one in every of 5 girls to take the oath.
“I feel it’s an awesome instance that females could be leaders, not simply inside totally different professions, however inside regulation enforcement,” she stated.
LeeTou Yang is main a cost, too. He’s the eighth Hmong trooper ever within the state. He calls it an honor to characterize his neighborhood.
“However not simply the Hmong neighborhood…I’m proud to characterize Minnesota total,” he stated.
This standout class additionally consists of two pilots, 12 veterans, a world-record-holding barefoot skier, and, to prime it off, the tallest trooper ever in state historical past.
“When individuals first see me, their impression is ‘Oh my goodness, he’s so tall, it’s slightly bit scary,’” Kristian Jensen stated. “However in a short time I introduce myself, present them who I’m, after which they’re hopefully very completely happy to fulfill me.”
A delicate big, Jensen is a former worldwide faculty instructor. With a big SUV project and a few uniform changes like an elongated coat, he’s match to serve.
“These are literally two jackets sewn collectively, so the hem is definitely proper right here beneath the beltline,” he stated, describing his jacket.
The category of recent troopers will hit the street Nov. 1.
In the meantime, the Minnesota State Patrol is in search of extra recruits. Extra info could be discovered right here.