|James “Jim” E. Thuss|
Captain Scott Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee's Summit, announces effective, October 1, 2016, Trooper James “Jim” E. Thuss was promoted to the rank of corporal and designated the assistant zone supervisor of Zone 11, which serves Cass County. Thuss was appointed to the Missouri State Highway Patrol on July 1, 1996, as part of the 72nd Recruit Class.
After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Jackson County, Zone 7.
He was promoted to Corporal in April 2006 and assigned to Zone 11. He transferred to the gaming division before taking a voluntary reduction in rank and returning to Zone 11 in January 2014. Corporal Thuss is also a member of the Troop A S.W.A.T. team.
Mr. Thuss was born in Great Falls Montana. He graduated from Lutheran High South, in Affton, Missouri, in 1983. Before joining the Patrol, he attended College of the Ozarks, in Point Lookout, Missouri.
Corporal Thuss is married to Melody (Prine), who is originally from Nemo, Texas, and they have two daughters, Emily, 18, and Audrey, 15.