By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Four new state troopers have been assigned to Virginia State Police field office in Dublin. The office serves Pulaski and Giles counties.
First Sgt. Mike Honaker said all four troopers are being transferred to Dublin from assignments in other parts of Virginia. This is the second area assignment for each since graduating from the Virginia State Police Academy.
The new troopers are Mark Overholt, J.C. Reynolds, Matt Shaver and Jordan Thompson.
Two of the troopers, Overholt and Shaver, will be assigned to Pulaski County. Overholt has 10 years of experience working in the Fairfax Division in Northern Virginia, while Shaver has been working in the Culpeper Division for four years.
Reynolds and Thompson will be working the Giles County. Reynolds, who has five years experience, was assigned to the Chesapeake Division before coming to the Dublin office, which is in the Wytheville Division. Thompson has worked in the Culpeper Division for 12 years.
“Once again we are very fortunate to have four very experienced, dedicated and proven police officers to transfer to our office,” Honaker said of the assignments. “All four of these men are proven professionals who transferred here because they wanted to work in our community and local area.”
He continued, “Not only are we glad to have their help and experience, I think our community is very fortunate to have these men serving the citizens of Virginia wherever they may work. We just happen to be lucky enough to have them here.”
In addition to Honaker serving as first sergeant, the Dublin office also has two sergeants, an administrative assistant and 20 state troopers. Besides patrolling highways, enforcing traffic laws and investigating crashes, Honaker said the state troopers also conduct criminal investigations and provide other “service related duties” for Pulaski and Giles counties.