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Dan Bracker - Missouri Highway Patrol

On March 1, 2011, Sergeant Daniel S. Bracker will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant.  He will remain assigned to Troop D.

Bracker was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class.  Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was assigned to Troop D, Zone 14, serving Barry County.  In 1994, he transferred to Zone 12, Christian County, and in 1997, he was promoted to corporal and designated assistant zone supervisor for the Christian County zone.  In 2001, Bracker was assigned as one of two public information and education officers serving Troop D. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2003 during that assignment.

A native of Joplin, Lieutenant Bracker graduated from Parkwood High School in 1982.  In 1987, he graduated from Missouri State University, Springfield, with a bachelor’s degree in communications. 
Lieutenant Bracker and his wife, Tamara (Schafer), are the proud parents of two daughters:  Abby and Hannah.  He is the son of Bob and Connie Bracker, of Springfield.