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River Falls native Sgt. David Anderson (middle) received on April 30 the Minnesota State Patrol's Trooper of the Year award. Standing with him are (left) Dept. of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman and (right) Colonel Kevin Daly, Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol. Submitted photo.

Local man earns top State Patrol award

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River Falls native David Anderson graduated the local high school in 1975, not sure what direction life would take.

It turned toward law enforcement, resulting in a 32-year career and as of April 30, the honor of being named as the 2011 Minnesota State Trooper of the Year.


Anderson received the award plaque at an awards lunch, where he says many deserving officers received honors.

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