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New leader sworn in for Montana Highway Patrol

By The Associated Press
Published On: Feb 02 2013 09:30:48 AM MST
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HELENA, Mont. -

 Kenton Hickethier has been sworn in to lead the Montana Highway Patrol.
    
The Independent Record reports (http://bit.ly/Tqz7UT) that the 28-year veteran of the highway patrol was sworn in Friday in Helena.
    
Hickethier will lead the largest law enforcement agency in the state with 224 troopers and 297 employees in all.
    
Hickethier replaces Col. Mike Tooley, who has agreed to run the Department of Transportation.