GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Trooper participated in the Nebraska Inspector Championships winning first and second places. 

Trooper John Hadaway earned first-place honors and Trooper Tim Baumann finished as runner-up over the weekend in Grand Island.

Trooper Hadaway is a 12-year veteran of NSP, stationed in Broken Bow, and is assigned to the Carrier Enforcement Division. Trooper Baumann has served with NSP since 1996 and is stationed in Nebraska City.

The Nebraska Inspector Championships are an annual event as part of the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships. Each participant goes through a table-top exercise, various hands-on inspections, and a personal interview. The event hasn’t been held since 2019 because of COVID-19 concerns in 2020 and 2021.

Trooper Hadaway will now represent Nebraska at the North American Inspector Championships (NAIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 15-19. During the NAIC, inspectors from across North America are tested in a series of timed events, in which they demonstrate their knowledge of the North American Standard Inspection Program.

In addition to the competition, each inspector receives training on the latest safety information, technology, standards, and inspection procedures. The NAIC is held in conjunction with the American Trucking Association National Truck Driving Championships.