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Gregory to retire from MSHP

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Captain Philip E. Gregory, Troop E commanding officer, will retire Aug. 1, 2023, after 30 years of dedicated service. Gregory grew up in Fredericktown.

Captain Philip E. Gregory

Gregory was appointed to the patrol on Aug. 1, 1993, as a member of the 66th Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop E, Zone 11, Stoddard County.

He transferred to Zone 4, Cape Girardeau, on June 1, 1995. On Aug. 1, 1997, Gregory transferred to Troop I, Zone 2, Phelps County. He was promoted to corporal on Sept. 1, 1998, and designated assistant zone supervisor of Zone 2.

Gregory transferred to the Division of Drug and Crime Control, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, on Dec. 1, 1998. While assigned to that division, Gregory was promoted to sergeant on Oct. 1, 2001, and lieutenant on July 1, 2010. As a lieutenant, he served as an assistant division director. On July 1, 2019, Gregory was promoted to captain and designated commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff.

Having grown up in Fredericktown, he graduated from Fredericktown High School. Before his appointment to the patrol, he served as an officer with the Cape Girardeau Police Department and Chaffee Police Department, and as a paramedic. He is a graduate of the National Training Center of Polygraph Science in New York, New York. In 2019, he completed the Police Leadership-West Point Model executive-level course.

Gregory and his wife, Tanya, have three children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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