The Washington State Patrol added 43 newly commissioned troopers – including Methuen native Daniel J. Menihane Jr. – to its ranks during the recent 117th Trooper Basic Training graduation ceremony recently held at the Capitol Rotunda in Olympia, Wash.

Trooper Daniel J. Menihane Jr., a 2016 Methuen High grad, is congratulated by (from left) wife Kara and daughters Lainee, 1, and Hazeleigh, 2. Courtesy photo

Menihane is a 2016 graduate of Methuen High School. He served with the U.S. Marines for six years and did one deployment to Afghanistan and one to Japan. He attained the rank of sergeant.
During Trooper Basic Training, Menihane earned the Top Control Tactics Award. This award recognizes the highest level of proficiency in control tactics techniques, to include self-defense, handcuffing, searching and the use-of-force thought process.
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud swore in the new troopers as the rotunda erupted with applause and cheers from family, friends and colleagues.