Effort Underway to Create State Trooper Monument

June 13, 2018 - 8:52 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - There's an effort underway to build a large statue to honor members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Roger Whitler tells KMOX's Charlie Brennan about the monument they envision standing at the highway patrol's headquarters in Jefferson City.

" It’ll be a spiral bronze monument. It will contain a male and a female trooper and another trooper along with a K-9,” he says.

Helping to raise awareness of the project is Alice Bava, whose state trooper son James was killed in the line of duty three years ago.

“When I see the uniform and I see the patrol uniform, I see my son. And there’s a shared heart there,” she says.

It will take upwards of a million dollars to build and install the monument, which is why it might not be finished before 2031, the 100th anniversary of the Highway Patrol's founding.

To learn more go to Missouri Trooper Fund.org.