Cameron King of Mount Gilead was one of 87 cadets graduating from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 162nd Academy class during ceremonies held Friday, Sept. 29.

Giving the keynote address was Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Giving the oath of office was Judge Peter D.Abele, Fourth Appellate District, Ohio Court of Appeals.

The class completed courses that included crash investigation, criminal and traffic law, detection of impaired drivers, firearms, physical fitness, self defense and emergency vehicle operations.

Trooper King is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy King of Mount Gilead.

He is a 2011 Cardington-Lincoln High School graduate and a 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University.

He and his wife, the former Megan Long, reside near Columbus.

Trooper King is assigned to the Batavia Post in the Wilmington District.