Almost six years ago, Gov. Jay Nixon (on boat, holding bar) was at the Lake of the Ozarks to sign a bill making the state’s Water Patrol a division of the Highway Patrol. But critics have said the merger created many problems, and the General Assembly is considering a bill to undo the action and make the Water Patrol again a separate safety force.
Almost six years ago, Gov. Jay Nixon (on boat, holding bar) was at the Lake of the Ozarks to sign a bill making the state’s Water Patrol a division of the Highway Patrol. But critics have said the merger created many problems, and the General Assembly is considering a bill to undo the action and make the Water Patrol again a separate safety force. Kelley McCall The Associated Press
Almost six years ago, Gov. Jay Nixon (on boat, holding bar) was at the Lake of the Ozarks to sign a bill making the state’s Water Patrol a division of the Highway Patrol. But critics have said the merger created many problems, and the General Assembly is considering a bill to undo the action and make the Water Patrol again a separate safety force. Kelley McCall The Associated Press

Safety on Missouri waterways at stake with proposal to undo merger of state patrols

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