New Franklin native gets Missouri Highway Patrol promotion

On January 1, 2014, Corporal Casey E. Utterback was promoted to the rank of sergeant and has transferred from Zone seven, Jackson County, to Zone nine, serving Lafayette County. He has been designated the zone supervisor of Zone nine.  Utterback was appointed to the Patrol in October 2002, as a member of the 80th Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop A, Lee's Summit, serving Jackson County.  Prior to joining the Patrol, Utterback attended Central Methodist College, in Fayette, and Moberly Area Community College, in Moberly. He earned an associate's degree in general studies from Moberly Area Community College.  Utterback was employed by the Mexico Public Safety Department before joining the Highway Patrol.  Sergeant Utterback and his wife, Nicole, have two children.