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Oklahoma State Trooper Hank Jenks instructs cadet Sasha Evans, of Leach, Okla., on a firing range Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol academy, which years ago saw thousands of job prospects for a few dozen openings, is extending its application period this year as patrol officials say the agency is struggling to compete with local police departments that pay their officers higher salaries. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)