Highway Patrol Lieutenant Retires

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The last day of 2014 marked the last day for Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Nate Hughes, as the lieutenant officially retired from the patrol Wednesday. A news release from the Highway Patrol states that Hughes joined the Patrol in 1990 and was initially stationed in Wamsutter as a patrolman. In 1996, he transferred from Wamsutter to Jackson. In 2000, Trooper Hughes became the Motor Carrier Officer in Douglas.

Trooper Hughes received his Lieutenant's bars in February of 2003 when he was promoted to the division supervisor in Jackson. In 2005, he transferred back to Douglas as the division supervisor for the Douglas, Glenrock and Lusk areas where he finished his career.

Lieutenant Hughes was a lead DUI instructor for both state troopers and all law enforcement in Wyoming instructing at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy. He is also one of the first Drug Recognition Experts in Wyoming.