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RICHLAND, Mo. (Aug. 25, 2009) — A Pulaski County man is among the 28 members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s current recruit class to make it through the first eight weeks of his training.

Douglas W. Pfeifer Jr., of Richland, reported for training on July 1 for a 25-week class whose members are scheduled to graduate on Dec. 18 and then become state troopers. Outside the immediate area, the current recruit class also includes Michael K. Martin Jr., of Rolla.

None of the other 26 members of the class have hometowns near Pulaski County.

The 90th Recruit Class began with 35 students and has since lost a fifth of its original members. Many of the recruits are new to the profession. In a press release issued Tuesday, state troopers said only two of the 28 have worked in law enforcement before and three have prior military experience.

Backgrounds of other recruits include two with some college experience, five with a two-year associate’s degree, eight with more than 60 hours of college credit, 10 with four-year bachelor’s degrees, and one with a master’s degree. The average age of the class is 24-3/4 years, according to the press release.

Most recruits are from Missouri, with two each from Illinois and Minnesota.

The full list of the remaining recruit class members includes:

Jason S. Albers, O’Fallon, Ill.
Catherine M. Bishop, Marthasville
David A. Close, Washington
Jonathan M. Conrad, New London
Scott E. Culver, Kansas City
Ralicia A. Feuerborn, Brookline
John M. Harrison, St. Joseph
Randall J. Hastings, Lamar
Dennis E. Hill, Moberly
Adam S. Huskey, Festus
Adam R. Johnson, Danforth, Ill.
Taremba Karizamimba, Kansas City
Michael K. Martin Jr., Rolla
Dennis D. Mathes, Kahoka
Rickey L. McQuerrey II, Lawson
Karime T. McWilliams, Lee’s Summit
Jason D. Miller, Columbia
Douglas W. Pfeifer Jr., Richland
Jason W. Philpott, Springfield
Roger P. Rudstrom Jr., Andover, Minn.
Jacob R. Sellers, Mountain Grove
Jayson R. Spain, Jackson
Cory M. Stauffer, Winnebago, Minn.
Nathan D. Wallace, Preston
Jasmine D. Whittler, Springfield
George B. Wright, Joplin
Matthew J. Yoder, Springfield

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