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Russell promoted to Wyoming Highway Patrol captain

Capt. Marc Russell (Wyoming Highway Patrol)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol has promoted Lt. Marc Russell to captain.

Russell has been with WHP since 2011. His duties have seen him stationed in Rawlins, Wamsutter, Wheatland, Douglas and Rock Springs, where he was the Troop E lieutenant, according to a news release.

Russell started his law enforcement career with Platte County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy. He also spent time with the Guernsey Police Department and Wyoming State Parks.

Russell has had many duties with the WHP, including academy instructor, field training officer, Alive At 25 instructor, Level 1 & 3 commercial vehicle inspector, child passenger safety technician, drug recognition expert and instructor, southwest region DRE coordinator, senior operator, CNCA certifying official and K-9 handler from 2015 to 2021. He is also the current canine team commander.

Russell has been recipient of the 2014 Strategic Plan Award Wyoming Highway Patrol Top Trooper. He also received the 2019 Rocky Mountain HIDTA Outstanding Interdiction Officer Award and the 2021 Top Performance Award Wyoming Highway Patrol Troop of the Year.

Russell has received the Colonels Commendation for Wyoming Highway Patrol Top Trooper Nominee in 2013, 2017 and 2019, the release states.

Russell is the District Three commander and will oversee troopers in Lincoln, Sweetwater, Sublette, Teton and Uinta counties.