BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Following the extreme winter storms that hit the Metro East last week, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is highlighting the Illinois State Police’s (ISP) “Thank a Trooper” program to commend State Troopers and other police officers for their bravery in assisting Illinoisans on the roadways during dangerous conditions.

“The winter storms that hit our area last week quickly created dangerous conditions on our roadways, causing accidents and leaving others stranded,” said Hoffman. “During these weather emergencies State Troopers and other officers stepped up to help drivers make it to safety, and worked to keep the roads and highways as clear and safe as possible.”

Hoffman is highlighting ISP’s “Thank a Trooper” program, which provides residents the opportunity to thank State Troopers and other police officers they have come into contact with. Hoffman, who has been a continued advocate for police and other first responders, is encouraging residents who were assisted by an officer during the winter storms to nominate them for positive recognition. For more information or to nominate an officer, visit ISP’s website at

“Our police and first responders put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. They deserve recognition for the work they do, especially during circumstances in which they go above and beyond to respond to emergencies,” continued Hoffman. “I encourage residents that were assisted by a police officer during the winter storms last week to nominate them for the “Thank a Trooper” program.”

Rep. Jay HoffmanRep. Jay Hoffman

Assistant Majority Leader (D-Belleville) 113th District

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