Cimarron County has received a new OHP Trooper. Jason Burch, who was reared in Hennessey, has moved to Boise City.

He is 26, single, a Marine, and a recent graduate, (July 27), of the Trooper Academy.

As a Marine, Burch, a Sergeant, led a squad of Marines in Afghanistan beginning in October, 2001, just after 9/11. He was in country until 2002, and then spent 14 months in Iraq.

Burch attended OSU and received a degree in, and worked as, an Electrical Engineer.


Somewhere along the line, Burch didn’t feel fulfilled as an engineer and decided to apply for the academy.

“Life is not all about money.”

“I didn’t like Iraq, but I liked protecting people, and there is a point to this work,” Burch explained.

“I think the Marines are the best, and when it comes to Oklahoma Law Enforcement, I felt the Oklahoma Highway patrol was the best,” Burch said.

Asked about his feeling of Cimarron County, Burch said, “It’s isolated, but the people are some of the nicest I’ve ever met. They are respective. It’s been a good experience for me.”


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