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For Immediate Release:  December 19, 2014
Contact: Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

28 Officers Graduate from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class

Columbus - Members of the 132nd Peace Officer Basic Training Class received training certificates in a graduation ceremony held this morning at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. The 28 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 17 Ohio agencies.

The 19-week basic course began in August. The course was developed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and offers comprehensive instruction in more than 150 topics, including criminal law, traffic law, community relations, physical training, self-defense, firearms, and emergency vehicle operations.

Officer Gerald J. Ferguson, Ohio Investigative Unit, was selected as class speaker by his fellow class members and addressed the assembly. 

Class honors were earned by the following officers:
Overall Top Performer – Paul J. Torrie, Gahanna Police Department
Top Academic – Matthew J. Burian, Kettering Police Department
Top Firearms – Jesse J. Anderson, Kettering Police Department
Top Physical Fitness – Paul J. Torrie, Gahanna Police Department
Top Driving – Kevin A. Stack, Cuyahoga Heights Police Department

Chief John Peach, Kent State University Police Department, was the featured speaker for the ceremony and addressed an audience of graduates, friends, relatives and law enforcement officers. Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent, provided remarks and presented the certificates of training to the graduates.

 

First Name, MI

Last Name

Agency

Tony

Aftim

Brooklyn Police Department

Jesse J.

Anderson

Kettering Police Department

Eric S.

Ashbrock

Sharonville Police Department

Luke D.

Berry

 

Parma Heights Police Department

Matthew J.

Burian

Kettering Police Department

Kevin J.

Cesaratto

Ohio Investigative Unit

Robert C.

Conte

Brecksville Police Department

Gerald J.

Ferguson

Ohio Investigative Unit

Keith A.

Godwin

Wadsworth Police Department

James M.

Gordon

Gahanna Police Department

Eric D.

Hall

Kettering Police Department

Andrew P.

Hoyt

Lancaster Police Department

Kyle S.

Jacobs

Whitehall Police Department

Alex C.

Janszen

Montgomery Police Department

Thomas J.

Kanasz

Brecksville Police Department

Charles M.

Kimbrell

Mason Police Department

Jeffrey L.

Kotlar

Euclid Police Department

Derek B.

Kurtz

Piqua Police Department

Britney L.

Lopez

 

Bowling Green State University Police Department

Jamie E.

Lukas

 

Cuyahoga Heights Police Department

Tyler A.

Nethers

Mason Police Department

Daniel K.

Polin

 

Bowling Green State University Police Department

Joseph M.

Robers

Springdale Police Department

Kevin A.

Stack

 

Cuyahoga Heights Police Department

Paul J.

Torrie

Gahanna Police Department

Michael R.

Vasila

Gahanna Police Department

Mark M.

Wilson

Gahanna Police Department

Christopher J.

Wirkus

Brecksville Police Department

                                           

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