January Sworn Team Member of the Month

Sworn Team Member of the Month

Kyle Fulkerson
Agent
Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

January Non-Sworn Team Member of the Month

Non-Sworn Team Member of the Month

Tori Cook
Health Information Manager
Missouri Veterans Commission

Kyle Fulkerson, a Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Agent based in Kansas City, is the January 2022 DPS Sworn Team Member of the Month for the professionalism he demonstrates on the job each day, including during a recent investigation of a bar for illegally remaining open beyond permitted hours of operation.

In October, Kyle was one of four ATC agents investigating a licensee at about 1:50 a.m. for operating beyond statutorily permitted operating hours. Several customers were not cooperative with agents and one was abusive and threatened violence. Kyle remained calm and de-escalated the situation despite repeated attempts by the person to provoke a confrontation.

Kyle joined ATC in January 2020 and was assigned to liquor enforcement. This month, he is transitioning to the tobacco enforcement section.

Tori Cook, Health Information Manager at the Missouri Veterans Commission’s Cameron Veterans Home, is the DPS January 2022 Non-Sworn Team Member of the Month. In addition to excelling at her assigned duties, Tori regularly supports other programs at the Cameron Home and MVC headquarters, and recently was a key leader as MVC transitioned to a completely new software program to manage individual Veteran care and track results across the Homes Program.

Tori led the Cameron Home’s training efforts, the implementation at the six other homes in rolling out their software transitions and coordinated with MVC headquarters.

Tori’s commitment to the team, her clear communication of objectives and timetables, and her positive attitude helped relieve anxiety during the transition and was critical in the success of this important changeover. MVC is fortunate to have Tori on the team for 19 years.

 

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