State Trooper Chris Pulver is stationed in Stanley.
He was recently recognized as the 2016 Trooper of the Year.
He’s spent 18 years on the force and said this award is something he and his family are very proud of.
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For many years, Trooper Chris Pulver has hoped to someday be Trooper of the Year.
“It means quite a bit to me, honestly,” Pulver said.
After 18 years on the force, he’s earned that title by the North Dakota Motor Carrier Association.
“I could remember as a young trooper just starting out and seeing the pictures of the guys that previously have been Troopers of the Year and just thinking to myself that it would be a great honor and a great point in my career to be able to reach that goal someday. I just honestly never thought it was going to come true.”
The honor reflects the trucking industry’s gratitude to troopers like Pulver, who work to keep the highways safe.
“It’s something, honestly, that I’ve wanted to do since I was a little kid. I’ve always wanted to be a police officer,” he said.
He’s following his dad’s footsteps, “I guess law enforcement kind of runs in my blood.”
It’s a job he’s always dreamed of, but he said he’d never be able to do it alone.
Trooper Pulver said, “My wife, I know she’s very proud of me, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t have gotten the award without her. She’s absolutely my rock.”