Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announced the following Troop B promotions effective Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Corporal Paul Behrens was promoted to sergeant and designated the zone supervisor of Zone 9, Marion and Ralls counties. Behrens was appointed to the Patrol on Jan. 1, 1997, and after graduating from the Patrol Law Enforcement Academy was assigned to Troop B, Zone 11, Monroe and Randolph counties. On June 1, 1999, he transferred to Zone 7, Knox and Lewis counties. On Aug. 1, 2001, he transferred into the Patrol's Gaming Division and was assigned to the Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange, Mo. On Aug. 22, 2004, he transferred to Troop B, Zone 9, Marion and Ralls counties. He was promoted to corporal and designated the assistant zone supervisor of Zone 11, on April 1, 2014, and on Feb. 1, 2015, transferred to Zone 9. Behrens is a native of Quincy, Ill., and graduated from Quincy Senior High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.
Trooper Brandon Griffin was promoted to corporal and designated the assistant zone supervisor of Zone 9, Marion and Ralls counties. Griffin was appointed to the Patrol on Jan. 18, 2004, and after graduating from the Patrol Law Enforcement Academy, was assigned to Troop C in Bowling Green. On April 1, 2004, he transferred to Troop B and was assigned to Zone 9. He is a native of Palmyra, and graduated from Palmyra High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.
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