Who are Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers?
Troopers are assigned to work throughout Missouri, working traffic crashes, investigating crimes against persons and property, enforcing laws on highways and waterways, and assisting the public.
Why are we building the monument?
The monument project is designed to honor and pay tribute to the thousands of troopers who have, are, and will serve the great state of Missouri.
The public has always respected the work of law enforcement in the United States. Recently however, there has been an increased level of support and many people want to know how to support troopers and their families as they strive to manage complex, difficult, and dangerous situations. We also recognize now more than ever, the restorative power of the public's felt support and how it can increase morale, and provide solace and peace for families of troopers, as well as the public.
How much will it cost?
The monument program is projected to cost approximately $700,000.00 and will be funded entirely by donations.
How will the maintenance be funded?
Many of the donors will make smaller donations on an annual basis. These funds, combined with the sale of miniature statues and artifacts, are expected to fund the ongoing expense associated with the monument.
How can I contribute?
A pledge card is available online in the Donate Now section of our web site.
You can also contact
Ms. Winter S. Kinne
Assistant Vice President
Community Foundation of the Ozarks at
Who are the key players involved?
Key people are the Missouri State Trooper's Association, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and valued supporters from the community such as business owners, legislators, and public officials.
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How many participants do you expect to have?
We would like to have widespread support from 10,000 or more people and organizations.
Who is the sculptor?
The sculptor is B.J. Mungenast, from St. Louis, whose attention to military detail is incredible. She comes from a military family, as her husband Dave was in the Special Forces, and her son Kurt has recently joined the family business after seven years in the Marines. She is widely known for her support of law enforcement.
How can I help?
We would appreciate your support as a donor at this time during the solicitation phase. We are all volunteers for a great cause and could use your support in any area you might choose to help. Being able to use your name as an endorsement with your friends and colleagues would be a great support, as would your actually becoming a part of the project.
Where will the monument be placed?
The site will be located on the grounds of the Missouri State Highway Patrol General Headquarters, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, Missouri.
How big is the sculpture?
The statue will be cast at one and one half life size and is mounted on a pedestal which will make the entire structure approximately thirteen feet tall. To gain full appreciation of experience, the artist is designing the sculpture to be viewed in a full circle (360 degrees), and from a level well below the eyes of the subjects.
What are the levels of participation? (DOWNLOAD DETAILS)
The first level of participation is that of a trooper. The contribution levels mirror the rank structure of the Patrol, all the way to colonel or superintendent. Any contributions of any amount are appreciated.
Can non-Patrol people view this monument?
Yes, the monument will be open to the public 24 hours a day every day.
Is my donation tax deductible?
While we are not tax experts, and you should always seek your own tax advice. The project does qualify for tax-deductible contributions.
Do you have the support of the community?
The idea has been discussed with community members throughout the state of Missouri and has tremendous support.
Can I have a meeting with volunteers to discuss this project?
Yes, you can submit a contact form below to schedule a meeting.