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22nd Superintendent of State Highway Patrol Sworn In

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Missouri State Highway Patrol

Colonel J. Bret Johnson has been sworn in as the newest superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Johnson was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon in February following the announcement that Col. Ron Replogle, who had served in the position for five years, will retire. The Senate confirmed Johnson’s nomination in March.

Today’s ceremony took place in his hometown of Unionville in northern Missouri. Johnson, who began his career in law enforcement 30 years ago, becomes the 22nd superintendent of the Highway Patrol.

“Bret Johnson has done an outstanding job throughout his career with the Patrol, including helping lead major Patrol operations,” said Governor Nixon in a news release. “I am confident he will continue to command the Patrol with the same integrity and commitment that Colonel Ron Replogle provided in his five years of service to the citizens of Missouri as superintendent.”

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