A Garden City native has been promoted to captain in the Kansas Highway Patrol, and as such, will be in charge of the patrolís southwest region.

Lt. Randell Mosher, a graduate of Garden City High School, will serve as commander of the Patrolís Troop E that covers southwest Kansas.

According to a press release from the KHP, Mosher joined the patrol on June 18, 1986. He was first stationed in Shawnee County.

He transferred to Kearny County in November 1990, then to Finney County in 1994. He was promoted to the rank of 2nd lieutenant on Feb. 22, 1998.

He became a lieutenant in 2003, overseeing troopers in the Dodge City area. In December 2011, he transferred to serve as the administrative lieutenant over Troop E.

During his career with the KHP, Mosher has been the recipient of the Kansas Highway Patrolís Superintendentís Award. He also was honored with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chiefís Award and a Kansas Department of Transportation People Saving People Award.