Thursday, December 21, 2023


 Kay Caskey, wife of the late Senator Harold Caskey, invited Captain John Hotz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) to be guest speaker at the December 20, 2024 Butler Rotary Club meeting.

Captain Hotz started his career as a Highway Patrolman in Bates County, Missouri in July of 1989. He is now a Captain and the Director of the Education and Public information division in Jefferson City, Missouri. Remembering his years of service in Bates County, Captain Hotz stated, “Bates County was the best place to work, and it’s because of the community.” His goals of doing what he could to help others in the community as a patrolman in those days have expanded as Director of Education and Public information to helping other officers accomplish their jobs successfully as Highway Patrolmen.
Other accomplishments by Captain Hotz include the School Walk Through Program, the Use of Force Forum, and the online portal for accountability. He is planning to retire on February 1, 2024, but states that he’ll still be involved in teaching others through the Child Safety Seat Certification Class that helps ensure child seats are installed properly, and the Brakes Program, an advanced Drivers Ed training course.
Many fellow patrolmen, including officers Chris Gach and Mark Pate who served with Captain Hotz through the 1990’s, as well as Conservation Officer Don Tiller, were on hand to hear him speak and to reminisce of former times patrolling together.
Kay Caskey, the Butler Rotary Club members, and guests were honored to recognize and thank Captain Hotz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol for his nearly 35 years of service to the community, Bates County, and the State of Missouri.
The Butler Rotary Club meets the third Wednesday of every month.

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