Melissa Schools alum Brad Bush visited Melissa High School on Thursday to speak to Law Enforcement I students about working as a highway patrol trooper.

Bush has worked for the last year and a half as a trooper for the Texas Highway Patrol in South Texas near Laredo. Previously, he served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, after graduating from Melissa High School in 2012.

Melissa High School’s Law Enforcement I classes are currently studying traffic accidents. Bush shared some of his experiences with patrolling Hwy I-35 near the southern border, giving insight into working cases involving fatal car accidents, stolen vehicles, possession charges, and house calls.

“I enjoy giving back, and I enjoy chasing bad guys,” Bush said, telling the story of his journey to working as a patrol trooper.

Students had the opportunity to ask questions and introduce themselves to Bush at the end of class.

Law Enforcement I is taught by Officer Marletta Scribner and falls under the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security cluster in the Career and Technical Education program at Melissa High School.