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      Roy Barton retires from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

      The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces effective August 1, 2013, Building & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Roy D. Barton retired after serving over 27 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

      Barton, a native of Clarence, Missouri, began his career with the Patrol on July 7, 1986, at the Troop B Headquarters as a Building & Grounds Maintenance I. On February 1, 1988, he was promoted to Building & Grounds Maintenance II, and on May 30, 2010, to Building & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor. He graduated from South Shelby High School in Shelbina, Missouri, and served three years in the United States Army. Barton was responsible for maintenance issues and remodeling projects at the Troop B Headquarters, zone offices, and driver examination offices.

      On April 13, 2013, Barton was honored at the Patrol's annual awards and The Masters banquet as the 2012 Civilian of the Year, for his outstanding work ethic, and positive attitude.

      Roy and his wife Leslie, have two grown children: Rheanna and Jeff, and three grandchildren.