Troop B Announces Promotion
Written by Corey Stott on May 23, 2023
Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the following promotion, effective June 1, 2023.
Trooper Riley D. Johnson will be promoted to the rank of corporal and designated assistant zone supervisor of Zone 6, Scotland, Clark, Knox, and Lewis counties.
Corporal Johnson was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 2017, and after graduating from the Patrol Academy he was assigned to Troop E, Zone 9, New Madrid and Pemiscot counties. On November 1, 2019, Johnson transferred to Troop B, Zone 9, Marion and Ralls counties. On August 1, 2021, Johnson transferred to Troop B, Zone 5, Adair and Schuyler counties.
Corporal Johnson is a native of Kirksville, Missouri, and graduated from Kirksville High School. Prior to his appointment to the Patrol, he attended Moberly Area Community College in Kirksville, Missouri, where he graduated with his Associate of Arts in general studies. Corporal Johnson served honorably in the United States Army Reserves as a military police officer from 2013-2021. Corporal Johnson and his wife, Ashley (Playle), have one child, Fletcher Johnson.