Patrol Welcomes Trooper Basic #92
The Trooper Basic Academy has concluded and the members of the academy recently commissioned where they took their oaths of office and transitioned from their "Recruit" badges to their official badges in front of family and friends. The ceremony marked the 92nd graduated Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy Class.
These troopers recently completed an intensive training period of instruction. During the Trooper Basic Academy, they took a variety of classes including firearms, commercial carrier training, physical training, Radar/LIDAR use, emergency vehicle operation, custody and control, crash investigation and others.
Please join us in congratulating Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy Class #92.
• Colonel's Leadership Award Recipient: Trooper Joseph Dellos
• Top Academic Award: Trooper Adam Powell
• Top Fitness Award: Trooper Justin Gardner
• Top Firearms Student: Trooper Joseph Dellos
• Most Improved Fitness Award: Trooper Dan Eggli
Adrian Bustamante 93 - Jackson
Adrian Angel Bustamante (Badge 93, Jackson) was born in Rexburg Idaho. He grew up in Sugar City, Idaho where he graduated from Sugar-Salem High School in 2011. He attended Utah State University where he graduated with a degree in Spanish and a dual minor in Communication and Latin American Studies. While attending Utah State, he worked as a firefighter in Smithfield, Utah. He enjoys shooting, snowboarding, working out, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends. Adrian is excited to serve the community in Jackson and the people of Wyoming.
Joseph Dellos 58 - Laramie
Joseph Dellos (Badge 58, Laramie) is from Meeteetse, Wyoming and a graduate of the University of Wyoming. Prior to becoming a Wyoming State Trooper, Joseph spent 24 years as a United States Marine, completing numerous deployments overseas. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2016 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Joseph and his wife have three daughters and one grandson. Joseph is excited to be back in the great state of Wyoming and eager to serve the people of Wyoming.
Dan Eggli 75 - Lander
Daniel Eggli (Badge 75, Lander), was born in Helena, Montana but grew up in Lander, Wyoming where he graduated from Lander Valley High School in 2005. Prior to joining Patrol, Daniel spent four years in law enforcement in Hot Springs County. Daniel is excited to be a part of the WHP and is looking forward to serving the people of Wyoming and the county he grew up in. Daniel has a wonder wife, two children, and enjoys backpacking, ornithology, motorcycling, and Vancouver Canucks hockey.
Justin Gardner 68 - Jackson
Justin Gardner (Badge 68, Jackson) was born and raised in Star Valley, Wyoming. After graduating from high school in 2008, he wrestled for Colby Community College and served a voluntary two-year LDS mission in Jamaica. He returned to wrestle for Northwest College and later Montana State University before transferring to the University of Wyoming where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Studies. Justin enjoys hunting, snowmobiling, riding his horse, working out, and working on the family farm. He’s been married for two and a half years and is currently expecting his first child.
Harley Kalb 53 - Laramie
Harley Kalb (Badge 53, Laramie) was born in Georgia and moved to Wyoming in 2008. He finished high school in 2011 and joined the United States Marine Corps. After the Marine Corps, Harley and his wife of five years moved back to Wyoming and he still had a strong desire to serve his community. He and his family are very excited for him to begin his career as a Wyoming State Trooper where he will serve this great state and it’s people.
Michael Merritt 123 - Jackson
Michael Merritt (Badge 123, Jackson) was born in Star Valley, Wyoming. He has been married to his wife since 2010 and has three children. He is excited to get back to his hometown area where he can serve those that helped him become what he is today.
Adam Powell 57 - Laramie
Adam M. Powell (Badge 57, Laramie) was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. In 2009, Adam joined the United States Air Force where he served 4.5 years. Prior to becoming a Wyoming State Trooper, Adam worked two years as a Detention Deputy for the Laramie County Sheriff's Department in Cheyenne. Adam is honored in becoming a State Trooper and serving the citizens of Wyoming. Adam's hobbies include shooting, hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. Adam is excited and looking forward to joining the WHP family.
Danny Robinett 69 - Wheatland
Danny Robinett Jr. (Badge 69 Wheatland) was born in Colorado. He moved around quite a bit before settling in Wyoming in 2002. After graduating high scholl in 2007, he completed some college at LCCC. Before he started his law enforcement career working as a Deputy at the Laramie County (WY) Detention Center in 2014, he worked at Great Lakes Aviation for several years. Danny's hobbies include hunting, fishing, softball, bowling, playing drums, and spending time with his family. Danny is married and has three wonderful sons. Danny and his family look forward to being a part of the WHP family and to join the community of Wheatland.
Theodore Schueler 81 - Douglas
Teddy Schueler (Badge 81, Douglas) was born in Tampa, Florida. His father was in the Air force so he grew up around the world. He graduated high school in Laramie, Wyoming in 2004 and joined the Army shortly after. He was a sniper for his entire service and left the service to attend the University of Wyoming in 2010. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication in 2015.