(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
SIKESTON - The motto of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is service and protection. On Thursday, the Patrol honored not their own but three citizens for the service they rendered.
Capt. George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, presented Larry Thresher of East Prairie with an Honorary Trooper certificate and Bill E. White of East Prairie with a Certificate of Appreciation for their actions on June 21, 2011. Ronald D. Pipkin of New Madrid was unable to attend the ceremony but was also honored by the Patrol as an Honorary Trooper.
The men were cited for their attempt to save a woman following the June 21 traffic accident.
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