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American Association of State Troopers Recognizes Tennesseans for Spirit of Trooper

 

American Association of State TroopersTallahassee, FL – The American Association of State Troopers is known for its service to state troopers, and when an individual or group goes out of its way to support that cause, AAST believes in recognizing them.

At its national board of directors meeting, held this year in Nashville on July 25th, AAST will present two groups who have made a difference for Tennessee state troopers with its Spirit of the Trooper Award, making them only the 14th and 15th recipients of the prestigious award.

The Tennessee Trucking Association, a non-profit trade association representing more than 400 trucking companies and industry vendors across Tennessee, regularly shows unyielding support of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

TTA hosts a number of educational events, including the Annual Truck Driving Championship and Inspector Challenge, allowing THP troopers and commercial vehicle industry professionals to compete side by side in various competitions.  The group also supported the Uniformed Safety Education Officers Workshop, Inc., an educational conference sponsored by Tennessee troopers.

Operation Lifesaver Tennessee, a non-profit organization providing public education programs to prevent collisions, injuries, and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings, will also be awarded the Spirit of the Trooper Award for their role in providing training to safety education troopers annually at no cost.  They also offer a free course for troopers on safely investigating vehicle/train collisions.

“These two outstanding organizations show exemplary support of our state troopers year after year,” said Capt. Tony Barham of the THP.  “Providing support to state troopers leads to a safer state for everyone.”

AAST created the Spirit of the Trooper Award in 2009 to recognize individuals for their support of the goals and purposes of AAST and its mission to improve the lives of state troopers and their families.

To read about the contributions of other Spirit of the Trooper recipients, visit www.statetroopers.org.


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