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Yes, you are missing something.

The press release from Gore says that the correct trooper was LOCATED, not that he was personally contacted, by the DA's office. The trooper was a First Sergeant who has staff and other people working for him, not just a regular trooper on patrol. They probably talked to someone in his office, so they were able to determine where he was and whether he would be able to get to court by talking to that person instead of the First Sergeant himself. He might not have even known yet that they were trying to get up with him. One of the previous articles said that no further attempts were made to get up with him after the motion to continue was denied, so he probably never knew any of this was going on, because it was no longer necessary to get him to come to court, but that doesn't mean that no one in his office knew.


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