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Pulver named Trooper of the Year

Article by, Ian Grande

Bismarck – Chris Pulver was recently named the North Dakota Trooper of the Year at the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association banquet.

Pulver received glowing praise in regards to his service prior to receiving his award. The following are some excerpts from the introductory speech:

“This year’s recipient is one that stood out from the pool of applicants, one who is committed to the citizens of ND.  Trooper Chris Pulver has been with the patrol since 1999.  In those 18 years, he has earned the respect of law enforcement community through his extensive knowledge and dedication to service and professionalism. Throughout his career with the ND Highway Patrol, Trooper Pulver has continually sought out additional training and responsibility.”

“In addition, he volunteered for many hours in response to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, sacrificing time with his wife and children. Trooper Pulver is an asset to the ND Highway Patrol and to the state of North Dakota for his professionalism and his dedication for maintaining safety for all.”

*Pulver currently lives in Stanley with his family. He also serves as President of the Stanley School Board, in addition to his duties on the Highway Patrol.

North Dakota Highway Patrol Statement

Trooper Christopher Pulver was named the 2016 Trooper of the Year at the North Dakota Motor Carrier Association’s (NDMCA) banquet in Bismarck on May 25. Pulver, stationed in Stanley, has been a trooper since 1999.

This honor, given by the NDMCA, reflects the trucking industry’s appreciation for enhancing safety for those who depend on the highway for their livelihood. Nominees for the award included Troopers Jed Dahnke, Craig Beedy, Kyle Stern, and Troy Roth.

The NDMCA also awarded the Highway Patrol with the Excellence in Public Service award, given for selflessness, professionalism, and dedication to public safety.

Chris Pulver Picture

L-R: NDMCA Past President Mark Wolter, Col. Michael Gerhart, Tpr. Christopher Pulver,
Lt. Jamie Huschka, Capt. Eldon Mehrer, NDMCA Executive Vice President Arik Spencer


*Ian Grande is the Editor of the Stanley Gazette. Feel free to reach out with any comments/concerns (StanleyGazette@gmail.com)

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