News Briefs for Sept. 15, 2021
September 15, 2021
New Trooper in Glasgow
Steven Van Deuse of Madison, Connecticut has been assigned to Valley County with the Montana Highway Patrol.
The Montana Highway Patrol commissioned 12 new troopers, inlding Van Deuse, at a graduation ceremony held recently at the Civic Center in Helena on Thursday.
Attorney General Austin Knudsen and MHP Colonel Steve Lavin addressed the graduates at the event before their badges were pinned and they were sworn in to their new positions as Highway Patrol Troopers.
"You will be responsible for whether the people you encounter can enjoy their freedoms in this special place we call home," Attorney General Knudsen said. "Unfortunately, crime knows no boundaries, and criminals are growing bolder every day. You will be on the front lines protecting Montanans from dangerous criminals and keeping our communities safe."
The new troopers went through a rigorous training schedule over the past 23 weeks. Five of the 12 troopers are from Montana and the other six came from out of state (a full roster is included below).
"It's a privilege to welcome these new troopers to our ranks. They were chosen from hundreds of applicants for their upstanding character, professionalism, and sense of duty. I look forward to the good works they will do for Montana," Colonel Lavin said.
The Montana Highway Patrol is currently recruiting for trooper positions through October 1, 2021. For more information on the recruitment process contact Kristi Skaalure at 406-444-3259.
New cases since last update: 12
Active cases now: 17
Recovered cases/no longer infectious: 956
Total cases: 991
Total hospitalizations to date: 75
NEW ACTIVE CASES ONLY
• Male: 7
• Female: 5
• Age less than 10: 2
• 10-19: 0
• 20-29: 3
• 30-39: 3
• 40-49: 1
• 50-59: 1
• 60-69: 2
• 70-79: 0
• 80-89: 0
• 90-99: 0
Death due to COVID-19 and/or COVID-19 complications:
• Valley County: 18
• Montana: 1842
US rolling 7-day average death rate from COVID-19 infection:
1,077 people on average in the U.S. ARE DYING EVERY DAY. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/
Valley County vaccination rate: 40.7% (2572 persons fully vaccinated out of 6313 eligible Valley County residents).
Thirty COVID vaccines were given on 9/8/2021 at VCHD.
Walk-in vaccine clinic for COVID-19 vaccine ONLY every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at VCHD.
COVID-19 vaccine – Moderna only – for age 18+ is available.