Three new troopers were assigned to Alpena last week during a graduation ceremony in Lansing. Defeating intense training joining the men and women in blue, trooper Luke Simmons said hard work truly pays off.
Trooper Heidi Killingbeck said coming from a small town helps her adjust to life in Alpena. Wanting to come back home after serving in the military, trooper Alex Karsten said being a native of Alpena will be an eye opener and a new journey.
MSP is always looking for new troopers. A total of 161 troopers started in the beginning of training but only 127 reached the finish line.