Highway Patrol announces a promotion and a retirement

WYOMING – Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel Kebin Haller recently announced the promotion of Trooper Jeremy Beck to Public Relations and Recruiting Sergeant within the Safety and Training Division.

This position is primarily responsible for being the agency’s point of contact for media relations for the Wyoming Highway Patrol. In this position he will have additional duties such as the agency’s primary recruiter while also assisting with the Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy, and WHP safety campaigns.

Sgt. Beck has been with the Wyoming Highway Patrol for the past 15 years and was previously stationed in Division L, Division O and most recently Division A. During Sergeant Beck’s career with the patrol he has excelled in being a K-9 handler, WHP firearms instructor, Child Seat Technician, Executive Protection Detail member, and part of the Special Services Squad.

Sgt. Beck is well-known throughout the state for his criminal interdiction efforts.

In other news at Patrol

After 27 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Wyoming, Lieutenant Will Zilka with the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) is retiring.

Lt. Zilka began his career in August of 1991 and was stationed in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a Trooper for 10 years in Rock Springs before being promoted to Lieutenant over the Gillette division in 2000. Initially, the Gillette division encompassed Campbell, Crook, and Weston County. Around 2006, Division L (Gillette) became one division for Campbell County. This division was reconstructed due to the increase of population from the oil and gas boom.

Lt. Zilka loved serving the citizens of Wyoming and working the interstate and highways of Wyoming. He was a strong supporter and instructor of the Alive at 25 programs. Lt. Zilka spent countless hours instructing and helping educate young adults throughout his career while serving the citizens of Wyoming with pride, distinction, and honor. The WHP will be losing a great asset.


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