Wyoming High Patrol (WHP) Major Perry Jones officially retired from the Wyoming Highway Patrol back on April 14th, 2017 after more than 25 years of service to Wyoming. Major Jones began his career with the WHP on August 12th, 1991 as a Patrolman in Cheyenne. After serving in this role until December of 1999, Jones promoted to sergeant in the Headquarters Division of Patrol where he served as Staff Coordinator. In March of 2001, Jones promoted again to lieutenant as the Division O supervisor in Cheyenne. There he supervised the troopers in Division O, the Executive Protection and Capitol Protective Services Division. A third promotion came about in April of 2005 as Jones took over as the District 1 Captain overseeing five divisions in southeast Wyoming. Jones served as the District 1 Captain until his final promotion in October of 2012 when he joined the WHP Executive Command Staff as the Support Services Major.
In regards to Jones’ retirement, WHP Colonel Kebin Haller said “Perry leaves big shoes to fill here at WHP headquarters. He worked right up to the end of his last working day on April 14th. Many of us, including myself, relied on Perry to get the job done without ever having to ask for it. Perry not only did his job well, he did it with pride and professionalism.” Col. Haller continued with “I have always appreciated Perry’s quick wit and dry sense of humor, with the ability to not take himself too seriously while taking the job and his responsibilities very seriously. I believe that Perry will always be a part of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.”
Major Jones was influential in many agency advancements and had a role in the initial rollout of the Variable Speed Limit program in Wyoming. Many troopers Jones supervised throughout his career are now currently in leadership roles within Patrol. WHP Lieutenant Colonel Shannon Ratliff commented on Jones’ retirement by stating “Perry has been an integral part of the Wyoming Highway Patrol and a close friend for a long, long time. His wisdom, quick wit and leadership will be missed by the agency, and certainly by me personally. He’s a good man, he’s earned his retirement, and I wish him many years of good health.”
Congratulations Major Jones on retirement.