of the Year for 2017
In 1962, the Alumni
Association selected it's first "Trooper of the Year". Then and now
each new Trooper of the Year is chosen from a field of outstanding
Troopers that have been recommended by their commanders.The MSPAA
Trooper of the Year is selected by the Alumni's Trooper of the Year
Committee, which is made up of a cross section of retired troopers. The
award for the preceding year is always made in May of the following
Congratulations to our 2017 TROOPER OF THE YEAR
Awarded in May of 2017 TFC John Wildman
Presentation by Jack Howard,
President of the MSPAA
MSPAA TROOPER OF THE YEAR 2017 - TFC John Wildman
TFC John Wildman is
presently assigned to the Aviation Command. He joined the Maryland State Police
Academically TFC Wildman has earned a Bachelorís Degree from
Hamilton College and has completed course work in a graduated program from Johns
During 2017 then Trooper Wildman led all members of
Aviation Command in every aspect of Criminal and traffic enforcement categories.
This is his 2017 record: 7 Criminal arrests, 8 Warrant Arrests, 15 assists in
fifteen criminal arrests, 380 vehicle stops, 229 citations, 356 warnings, 2 DUI
arrests, 8 ACRS accident reports. 3 code 89 accidents.
With respect to the
paramedic aspects during 2017 TFC Wildman performed numerous invasive procedures
to treat patients in life-threatening situations
This individualís extensive
knowledge of procedures and the proper utilization of the various life-saving
pieces of equipment has significantly aided him in his demanding duties.
Space is too limited to enumerate the endless list of successful aerial rescue
mission beyond those of a medical nature that our Trooper of the Year has been
During 2017 he was involved in 21 aerial law-enforcement search
and rescue missions.
If his on-duty activities havenít been enough, TFC
Wildman is constantly striving to increase his own knowledge. For example, he
attended over 300 hours of unpaid training in 2017. He used every type of leave
available to attend the various training sessions already cited in his
attendance at John Hopkins.
Not only is TFC Wildman a student but he is also
a teacher. He has volunteered at an elementary schoolís community outreach
program in Harford County. He was also involved with the Carroll County Police
From the left, Jack Howard; Sgt. Zendgraff, Aviation
Division, Trooper of the Year, TFC John Wildman, James Leete, MSPAA and Captain
Captain McMinn, Aviation Division
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