Lt. Col. John Butler of Cheyenne has been selected to become the next administrator of the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP).
Butler, a 27-year Highway Patrol veteran, is being promoted to the rank of colonel. He officially began his new duties Tuesday, becoming the 12th person to head the Patrol since its formation in 1933. Butler replaces Col. Jess Oyler, who retired at end of 2011 and Butler had served as interim Patrol administrator since then. A formal pinning ceremony to mark's Butler's promotion will be scheduled for June.