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Trooper Clinton M. Duppong, Troop B

The MASTERS Public Service Award was created to recognize the importance of public service.  This award honors a member whose actions strengthen the Patrol's motto of "Service and Protection".  This year's recipient is Trooper Clinton M. Duppong, Troop B.

Trooper Duppong is a nine-year veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  Currently, he serves as a commercial vehicle enforcement trooper assigned to Troop B.  He has a long-standing reputation among his peers as one of the most dedicated and hardest working officers within the troop.  Trooper Duppong is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, which confirms his reputation.

In addition, Trooper Duppong has been active in his community of Memphis, Missouri, since moving there in 1998.  His programs for kindergartners explain the importance of bicycle safety, how to deal with strangers, and the role police officers could play in their lives.  He also speaks with high school students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  Trooper Duppong has attended many career fairs at Scotland County R-1 High School where he speaks to students about policing as a potential career.  He has spoken to the local Girl Scouts and Gorin 4-H Club, also.  Along with presenting numerous programs, Trooper Duppong has served on the Scotland County Community Fitness Board since 2002.  He currently coordinates basketball and volleyball leagues at the fitness center.  Trooper Duppong has been a coach for baseball and football teams, and has refereed numerous grade school football and basketball games.

Trooper Duppong is well respected by his community.  This can be seen in the positive rapport he has established with youth and adults living in his area.  Both professionally and personally, he gives his time to make Memphis, Missouri, a great place to live, work and raise a family.  It is the feeling of the board of The MASTERS that Trooper Clinton M. Duppong embodies what this Public Service Award represents.  His actions are a credit to himself and to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 
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