Trooper honored for traffic safety work
Missman receives state award
Making the roads safe for everyone is the goal of Iowa State Patrol Trooper Joshua Missman whenever he is on duty.
”I don’t do my job for awards,” he said.
However, his vigilance on the roads has earned him a statewide honor.
Missman, who is assigned to Iowa State Patrol District 7 based in Fort Dodge, recently received the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety.
During 2020, he conducted 1,057 traffic stops. Those stops resulted in:
• Eight arrests of intoxicated drivers
• 532 speeding tickets
• 61 seatbelt citations
In addition to his regular patrol duties, Missman serves as a technical investigator. In that capacity, he conducts detailed investigations into the causes of serious and fatal wrecks.
Additionally, he inspects commercial vehicles such as big trucks and buses.
Missman said he was inspired to get into law enforcement after he did a high school job shadowing program at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.
He became a Kossuth County deputy sheriff in 2007. He became a state trooper in 2018.
The support that he and fellow officers receive from the public is the most rewarding part of the job, he said.
”The Iowans here really appreciate us,” Missman said.