The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces effective September 1, 2013, Driver Examiner Karyn Shepherd retired after serving 30 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Shepherd, a native of Madison, Missouri, began her career with the Patrol on September 1, 1983, as a driver examiner assigned to Troop B in Macon, Missouri. On November 1, 1987, she transferred to the Communications Division, and was assigned as a radio operator at the Troop B Headquarters. In May 1999, she was promoted to assistant chief telecommunications engineer, and in March 2003 became the Troop B area MULES (Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System) trainer. During the time she served as the MULES trainer, she was responsible for the training of individuals who worked for 45 law enforcement/communication agencies. In May 2006, she transferred to a Troop B driver examination position, and in May 2007 was promoted to Driver Examiner III.
Shepherd graduated from Heritage Christian Academy High School in Moberly, Missouri. After high school she attended Southland Baptist College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she took courses in secretarial studies. She later obtained an associate's degree in business from Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Missouri.
Karyn and her husband Ron, have two grown children: Seth and Bethany.