Tage Toll Obituary, Death – After serving for two years as an officer in the Kansas Highway Patrol, Talkeetna resident Tage B. Toll, now 40 years old, was hired as an Alaska State Trooper in 2003. Toll is a native of Clifford, Kansas, and he enrolled in the Kansas Public Safety Academy in the month of February 2003. Toll did his initial field training at the Alaska State Trooper post in Fairbanks after completing his education at the academy and graduating in July of 2003.
Toll received a transfer to the Alaska Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement in Glennallen in October of 2004, which is the division of the Alaska State Troopers that is responsible for wildlife law enforcement. After serving in his previous position for more than two years, Toll was offered a move to the AST role in Northway. The next year, in September of 2009, Toll relocated to Talkeetna. While working at this station, he did so alongside a Sergeant, an Administrative Clerk, an Alaska Wildlife Trooper, and three other Alaska State Troopers. During shifts, Toll was frequently given the responsibility of acting as an Officer-in-Charge.
Toll was a member of the Southcentral Special Emergency Reaction Team in addition to his duties as a firearms instructor for the Department of Public Safety. He was honored with the Shooting Award in 2012 for having B Detachment’s highest average score throughout the year. He was always willing to go to the shooting range with his employees in order to assist them in improving their marksmanship. In addition to that, he was considered for the Governor’s Denali Peak Performance Award this year for providing exceptional service to his customers.