Nebraska State Patrol Troopers receives national award
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KLKN)– Nebraska State Trooper Troy Goodschmidt received a national honor during a ceremony Tuesday evening in San Antonio, Texas.
Trooper Goodschmidt was recognized by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) for his work in motor vehicle criminal interdictions during the 2020 calendar year.
Trooper Goodschmidt made several arrests for possession of controlled substances, including one case in August 2020 in which he located nearly 2,300 pounds of marijuana during a motorist assist on I-80. That seizure was the largest in the United States in 2020.
“Trooper Goodschmidt provides a great example of the tireless work our troopers perform day-in and day-out across Nebraska,” Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol said. “His work in recent years has taken large amounts of dangerous controlled substances, including fentanyl, out of Nebraska communities. This award is a testament to that incredible work. He and our entire team remain dedicated to our mission of keeping Nebraska safe.”
The award was presented to Trooper Goodschmidt during a ceremony at this week’s Motor Vehicle Criminal Interdiction Conference in San Antonio. This is the fifth national award won by NSP personnel in recent years, with previous honors for commercial vehicle drug interdictions, commercial vehicle inspections, leadership in public information, and state government to citizen experience.
Trooper Goodschmidt is a 14-year veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol, stationed in Troop D.