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NotKyle 12-20-2013 12:08 PM

I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Hey everyone,

I doubt anyone's noticed but I haven't posted on CT for quite a while because I've been busy at the state criminal justice academy becoming a State Trooper. I just wanted to share this with you all as I love being a part of the CT community and I can't wait to protect and serve you all out there on our state's highways.

I got hired 6 months ago after graduating from USC with a degree in broadcast journalism and it's been one heck of a ride ever since, but I'm finally finished!

Here's a picture of our basic class, I'm in the 4th row, 3rd from the right:

http://i.imgur.com/wvbtBz0.jpg

Here's me and my "little" brother at yesterday's graduation, he's a freshman at USC:

http://i.imgur.com/xGZGJgd.jpg

Thanks for being an awesome Gamecock community and I hope if we ever have to meet out there on the road, it's under good circumstances.

Cockypantherfan 12-20-2013 12:15 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats! Keep those idiots out there in check!

My dad is good friends with two of the top dogs of the SC State Troopers. Melvin and Mike (their last name escapes me right now, but they are twins).

Metalrush24 12-20-2013 12:32 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
That's great, man! Way to go:thumbsup:

Lonnie 12-20-2013 12:34 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
If you just happen to pull over Tahj Boyd for doing 14 over, don't let him off with just a warning! lol.

GamecockRebel 12-20-2013 12:38 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats!

COCKDIESEL 12-20-2013 12:39 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats! Be safe out there.

markp_vip 12-20-2013 01:26 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats and try to stay safe.

bmccall 12-20-2013 01:32 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congratulations brother and stay safe. I will soon be heading to SCDC Academy.

burr 12-20-2013 01:34 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
be careful

Smashies_AC30 12-20-2013 01:41 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats! What Troop will you be with? Where will you be patrolling?

2000grad 12-20-2013 01:48 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats

sandstorm2001 12-20-2013 01:57 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Is there like a code word I can say to get out of tickets?

NotKyle 12-20-2013 02:03 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Smashies_AC30 (Post 4033189)
Congrats! What Troop will you be with? Where will you be patrolling?

I'm in Troop 1, on the roads of Lexington. There are a lot of traffic collisions there, so it's a tough place to work. I'm ready for it.

roosterdude21 12-20-2013 02:08 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrat's, State Troopers are usually pretty cool.

robgusc76 12-20-2013 02:14 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats, Bro! So can we call you Not Highway Patrol now?

Smashies_AC30 12-20-2013 02:20 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NotKyle (Post 4033208)
I'm in Troop 1, on the roads of Lexington. There are a lot of traffic collisions there, so it's a tough place to work. I'm ready for it.

If I can recommend anything, know the DUI 'clues' cold. Not just the clues for the SFSTs either. Memorize the clues for car-in-motion and the clues for the pull-over phase as well as you know the clues for the SFSTs. Also, I know it might involve doing this on your time off, but find officers, deputies, and/or troopers who love to testify in trials and pick their brain for advice as much as you can—even go watch them in court. We've got the most demanding DUI law in the country, so it's especially important in South Carolina to be prepared to fight for a conviction by trial and not just a plea. Never let their feet (not even a toe) go off camera if you can help it, especially under your cruiser's brush guard. Finally, if something goes wrong with your video (i.e. a malfunction), make a habit of providing a Humble affidavit to the prosecutor early on and ask your supervisor or DUI prosecutor exactly what needs to go in them. Hopefully you won't have to write many though!

I'm really, really excited for you and I'm happy to see your kind of enthusiasm for the Patrol. You're going to be a great trooper and I wish you the absolute best.

(PM me if you have any questions!)

TS-45 Gamecock 12-20-2013 02:45 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats to you. My nephew just became SCHP last year.

cack 12-20-2013 03:05 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats, you're not the only pig we have here. I know a couple of them prefer to fly under the radar though.

Acockolypse Now 12-20-2013 03:13 PM

Re: I became a State Trooper yesterday.
 
Congrats! Watch yourself out there and stay safe.

Try to remember that if you see a guy speeding in a garnet minivan, he's OK




...and remember, take it easy on the brothers...the brothers!

PyroPepper 12-20-2013 03:48 PM

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Don't tase me bro!

Jk. Congratulations, and stay safe out there!


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