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 For Immediate Release: April 10, 2015
Contact: Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

Highway Patrol graduates 36 cadets in ceremony today

COLUMBUS – The Patrol’s 157th Academy Class graduated today after 25 weeks of intense paramilitary training. The keynote address was provided by Justice Sharon L. Kennedy, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Additional remarks were provided by Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol Superintendent and Captain Shawn Lee, Academy Commandant. The Oath of Office was issued by Judge Peter B. Abele, Fourth Appellate District, Ohio Court of Appeals. 

Courses completed by the 157th class included Core Values, crash investigation, criminal and traffic law, detection of impaired drivers, firearms, physical fitness, self-defense and emergency vehicle operations.

Tpr. Andrew D. Meadors of Dayton, Ohio, was selected as class speaker and thanked the Academy and cadet family members for being supportive during their training.

Four of the graduates received special honors for top performance in various fields of study at the Training Academy. The honorees were:

  • Overall performance – Tpr. Nathan L. Waldock. Attica, Ohio 
  • Top performance in academics – Tpr. Nathan L. Waldock, Attica, Ohio      
  • Top performance in driving – Tpr. James T. Coffland, Thornville, Ohio                                                       
  • Top performance in firearms – Tpr. Ricky M. Henderson, Addyston, Ohio 
  • Top performance in physical fitness – Tpr. Brian L. Swick, Mentor, Ohio 

Each of the graduates will report to their posts on Monday, April 13, 2015. The graduates’ first 60 working days will be a field-training period under the guidance of a veteran officer. The new graduates are assigned to 23 of the Patrol’s 58 posts.

Editor’s Note: Academy Class Roster Attached     

                                                     

First Name

MI

Last Name

Hometown

Assignment

Bradley

A

Baker

Mechanicsburg, Ohio

Piqua District, Post 12 Springfield

Daniel

M

Buchanan

Piqua, Ohio

Wilmington District, Post 14 Wilmington

Matthew

R

Caldwell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilmington District, Post 13 Batavia

Codey

W

Chaney

Springfield, Ohio

Findlay District, Post 81 Van Wert

James

T

Coffland

Thornville, Ohio

Jackson District, Post 84 Marietta

Kyle

E

Compton

Circleville, Ohio

Wilmington District, Post 14 Wilmington

Corey

J

Cottrill

Waverly, Ohio

Jackson District, Post 27 Gallipolis

Brandon

S

Dean

Lorain, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 39 Norwalk

Richard

E

Donovan

Bridgeport, NY

Bucyrus District, Post 72 Fremont

Eric

C

Frost

Pickerington, Ohio

Piqua District, Post 57 Dayton

Andrew

D

Garwood

Westerville, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 17 Bucyrus

Mohammad

A

Hamed

Hilliard, Ohio

Piqua District, Post 12 Springfield

Derek

M

Hartman

Wellington, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 90 Milan

Rickey

M

Henderson

Addyston, Ohio

Wilmington District, Post 14 Wilmington

Aaron

R

Henson

Toledo, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 90 Milan

Austin

J

Hines

Pickerington, Ohio

Jackson District, Post 27 Gallipolis

Benjamin

L

Jenkins III

Grove City, Ohio

Columbus District, Post 65 Circleville

Katie

L

Keller

Prospect, Ohio

Jackson District, Post 44 Ironton

Kyle

D

Kinzel

Bellville, Ohio

Jackson District, Post 05 Athens

Andrew

M

Kobosky

Mentor, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 17 Bucyrus

Benjamin

J

Kohli

Lima, Ohio

Piqua District, Post 06 Wapakoneta

Paul

K

Macko

Wadsworth, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 39 Norwalk

Timothy

R

Martin

West Jefferson, Ohio

Jackson District, Post 27 Gallipolis

Kevin

M

Mathias

Cincinnati, Ohio

Columbus District, Post 49 West Jefferson

Andrew

D

Meadors

Dayton, Ohio

Piqua District, Post 57 Dayton

Alyssa

K

Monnette

Toledo, Ohio

Findlay District, Post 48 Toledo

David

R

Passet

Findlay, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 17 Bucyrus

Jeremy

R

Ranalli

Sunbury, Ohio

Columbus District, Post 59 Mt. Gilead

Warren

N

Rawlings

Toronto, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 90 Milan

Shawn

W

Roose Jr.

Graytown, Ohio

Findlay District, Post 20 Defiance

Michael

D

Slack

Loveland, Ohio

Wilmington District, Post 09 Hamilton

Brian

M

Swick

Mentor, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 70 Mansfield

Kayla

M

Ulinski

Findlay, Ohio

Findlay District, Post 32 Findlay

Nathan

L

Waldock

Attica, Ohio

Bucyrus District, Post 39 Norwalk

Dominique

R

Walker

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Jackson District, Post 44 Ironton

Robert

J

Warner

Heath, Ohio

Wilmington District, Post 14 Wilmington

Note: Photos of the newly commission troopers are available upon request. To request photos, please e-mail wwwohp@dps.ohio.gov

                                   

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