MSHP announces promotions in Troop D
Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announced effective June 1. Corporal Shannon W. Crouch was promoted to the rank of sergeant and Troopers Brandon D. Helms and Eddie J. Walker were promoted to the rank of corporal.
Sergeant Crouch was born in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and graduated from Seneca High School in 1988. He attended Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan., and completed his associate's of science degree from Mineral Area College, Park Hills in 1998. Upon completion of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy in 1998, Sergeant Crouch was assigned to Howell and Shannon counties in Troop G. In September of 2004 he was promoted to corporal in Troop G. In February of 2007, Sergeant Crouch transferred to Troop D and was designated assistant supervisor of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper zone and remains in his current assignment with the promotion. Sergeant Crouch is married to La Fonda (Montgomery) and has three children, Cheyna, 19, Cade, 14, and Cooper, 6.
Corporal Brandon D. Helms was born in Sikeston, Mo., and graduated from East Prairie High School in 1993. He attended Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, and completed his associate's of science degree from Mineral Area College, Park Hills, in 1997. Helms was appointed to the Patrol on Jan. 1, 1997, as part of the 73rd Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop D, Zone 11, serving Jasper County. With his promotion to corporal, he remains in Zone 11 and has been designated assistant zone supervisor. Corporal Helms is married to Allyson (Catron).
Corporal Eddie J. Walker was born in Mountain Home, Ark., and graduated from Forsyth High School in 1989. Walker was appointed to the Patrol on Jan. 1, 1997, as part of the 73rd Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop D, Zone 5, serving Jasper County. In 2007, Corporal Walker transferred to Troop D, Zone 18. Zone 18 consists of four officers who serve as commercial vehicle enforcement troopers in the 18-county area of Troop D. Corporal Walker will remain in his current assignment. Before joining the Patrol, Walker earned a bachelor's of science degree in administration of justice in 1995, from College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout. He also served with the United States Army National Guard from 1993 until 2007, attaining the rank of chief warrant officer two. Corporal Walker is married to Susan (Robertson) and has five children, Clayton, 14, Erin, 13, Kyleigh, 10, Kerstyn, 9, and Brooklyn, 5.