Employee of the Month
March 2018 Employee of the Month
Travis W. Hitchcock
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Sergeant Travis W. Hitchcock, a criminal investigator with the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s Missouri State Highway Patrol, has been selected as the department’s March 2018 Employee of the Month.
In 2017, Travis was assigned to investigate a sexual assault complaint in southwest Missouri that involved a single victim whose abuse had allegedly begun more than two decades earlier, when the victim was a young child. Travis worked relentlessly, coordinating the efforts of multiple jurisdictions and built a case resulting in the arrest of a violent sexual predator.
Travis' aggressive, wide-ranging investigation led to the identification of four additional victims previously unknown to authorities. Because of Travis' thoroughness over the months-long investigation, the suspect faces a total of 36 child molestation-related charges in two counties.
Congratulations to Travis for his outstanding efforts and the example he has set for his co-workers throughout the Department of Public Safety!