April 17, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 90

Champion native joins MSP Wakefield post

WAKEFIELD — According to Michigan State Police Trooper Matt Lequia, of the Wakefield Post, it all started for him as an Upper Peninsula boy in middle school.

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MATT LEQUIA, formerly of Champion, is the newest trooper at the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post. Lequia graduated with 90 other recruits from the 124th Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School in March in Lansing.

“I did a ride-along with a trooper and I got a good taste of what it was like,” Lequia, formerly of Champion, said.

Lequia is a trooper at the Wakefield Post after graduating from the 124th Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School in March in Lansing, along with 90 other recruits.

“I am really excited,” Lequia said. “I am happy to be in the Upper Peninsula and close to home.”

According to Lequia, his hometown and his...