LEBANON, Mo. — The man accused of hitting a state trooper with his car near Lebanon in 2021 has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison time.

Galen Sailer was originally charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Lebanon police said Sailer admitted to intentionally hitting the Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper in a parking lot, fracturing the trooper’s pubic bone. The trooper said Sailer was talking about how his brother was killed by a police officer.

On Monday, May 2, 2022, Sailer pleaded guilty to amended charges in the case. He was sentenced to:

  • Seven years each on two second-degree assault charges
  • Four years for leaving the scene of an accident
  • Two years for property damage

Sailer’s sentence is to run consecutively, so he is set to spend 20 years in prison.