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Dreiling Retires from Patrol

Lt Keith DreilingColonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has announced that Lieutenant Keith Dreiling of Victoria retired on December 8, 2012, after serving citizens and the state of Kansas for more than 27 years.

Dreiling began his career with the Patrol on June 18, 1985, as a recruit trooper stationed at the Training Academy in Salina. Upon completion of his training, he was stationed in Dodge City. Dreiling was promoted to trooper II in June of 1989. On December 18, 1993, Dreiling transferred to the Patrol's Troop G, the Kansas Turnpike, stationed in Emporia. In June 1996 he was promoted to master trooper. On December 18, 2005, Dreiling was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to Troop L, Governor's Security, in Topeka. In June of 2007, Dreiling transferred to the Patrol's General Headquarters. In February 2008, Dreiling transferred to the Patrol's Professional Standards Unit, where he remained until his retirement.

During his career with the Patrol, Dreiling served as a Field Training Officer for Technical Trooper Jim Keltner, retired Captain Daniel Meyer, and Trooper Ryan Filson, now a Deputy U.S. Marshal. He was one of five troopers in the state assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Pilot Project in 1991; received a KDOT ProActive Traffic Enforcement Award in 1999; and served on the Meet and Confer Team in 2000 and 2004.

Dreiling is from Victoria, Kansas and graduated from Victoria High School. He is the son of Pat and Theresa Dreiling of Victoria. Dreiling is married to Linda (Theander) Dreiling, and is the son-in-law of Richard and Joyce Theander of Ashland, Kansas.

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