Juliane, Bryson, Ely, and Travis Heuertz

“Basically, my farming experience got me the job,” said Travis Heuertz about working for the South Dakota Highway Patrol adding auxiliary equipment to their vehicles, or ‘upfitting.’

On the farm, Travis through the years spent time “tinkering around with wiring,” but went into his position with the state with no prior experience in upfitting. “I had some friends in law enforcement, so I knew what the cars looked like and what they needed,” such as cameras, light bars, and radios.

The challenge of the work also appealed to Travis, and soon he was engaged in a profession he grew to love.

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