Kan. Highway Patrol promotes Shoemaker
March 3, 2022
Lt. Dennis Shoemaker, a Kansas Highway Patrol officer from Mankato, has been promoted to captain and will serve as the commander of Troop S Special Response Team/SRT, Hazardous Device Unit and the Police Service Dog Unit/PDSU. These positions are more commonly known as the SWAT team, K9 patrol and bomb squad.
Shoemaker attended the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy and graduated with Class 31 in 1998. His first duty station was in Cheyenne County. In 1999 he transferred to Douglas County He was promoted to master trooper in 2005. In 2008, Shoemaker transferred to a special response t...