Missouri State Highway Patrol promotes three to lieutenant

Laramore Broniec and Ballard MSHP Promotions to LT
Lt Scott Ballard
Lt Scott Ballard

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotions.

Sergeant Scott A. Ballard, Troop F, will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and transfer to Field Operations Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, effective June 1, 2021.

Ballard was appointed to the Patrol on June 29, 2003, as a member of the 81st Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on January 10, 2004, he was assigned to Troop F, Zone 6, Morgan, and Moniteau counties. He transferred to Troop F, Zone 10, Boone County, on November 6, 2006. Ballard was promoted to corporal on December 1, 2011, and designated assistant zone supervisor of Troop F, Zone 3, Boone County. On September 1, 2017, he was promoted to sergeant and designated zone supervisor of Troop F, Zone 3, Boone County.

Lt. Ballard was born in St. Louis, MO, and graduated from Mehlville Senior High School, St. Louis, MO, in 1999. He is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, MO, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice in 2003. Lt. Ballard and his wife, Shanna, have three children, Ethan, Evan, and Emerson.

Sergeant Matthew J. Broniec, Troop F, will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and be designated assistant director of the Budget and Procurement Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, effective June 1, 2021.

Lt Matthew Broniec
Lt Matthew Broniec

Broniec was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1995, as a member of the 69th Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 22, 1995, he was assigned to Troop F, Zone 4, Audrain County. Broniec served as a K9 handler from 1998 to 2009, partnering first with K9 Edyn and later with K9 Kai. Broniec was promoted to corporal on May 1, 2000. On July 1, 2009, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned zone supervisor of Troop F, Zone 10, Boone County.

Lieutenant Broniec was born in Creve Coeur, MO, and graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School in 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis in St. Louis, MO, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1990. In 2015, He completed the Leadership in Police Organizations course. Lt. Broniec and his wife, Carrie, have two children, Jacob and Rachael.

Sergeant Jody Laramore will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned as an assistant director in the Gaming Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, effective June 1, 2021.

Lt Jody Laramore
Lt Jody Laramore

Laramore was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1995, as a member of the 69th Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 22, 1995, he was assigned to Troop E, Zone 8, New Madrid/Pemiscot counties. On February 1, 1999, he transferred to Troop E, Zone 10, Dunklin County. On January 1, 2000, Laramore was promoted to corporal. He was promoted to sergeant and designated zone supervisor of Zone 11, Stoddard County, on March 5, 2006.

Lieutenant Laramore was born in Ironton, MO, and grew up in Kennett, MO. He graduated from Holcomb High School in Holcomb, MO, in 1990. He is a graduate of Mineral Area Junior College in Park Hills, MO, where he earned an Associate of Arts in 1992. He earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO, in 1994. He completed the Law Enforcement Leadership and Organizational Change course at St. Louis University in 2015. In 2018, he completed the Police Leadership: The WestPoint Model course. Lt. Laramore and his wife, Pam, have two children, Garrett and Lexie.