Thursday, June 5, 2008

Graduation – THEY DID IT!!

The cadets of the 142nd Central Texas Police Academy are no longer cadets – they are law enforcement officers.

Wednesday evening, 22 new officers were introduced to the public in a moving ceremony to honor the achievements of the class. Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow was the keynote speaker to the over 100 parents, family members and other local law enforcement officers and officials in attendance.

Michael Jones was named the class valedictorian and Kellye Cozart earned salutatorian honors.

Congratulations are also in order for the 20 other new officers: Justin Barham, William Bouse, Clayton Brown, Gerald Burnett, Cody Chandler, Ryan Clements, David Dudenhoeffer, Heather Heatherly, John Ivey III, Chad Jones, Georgia Maher, Christoper Moynihan, Abundio Nunez, Danny Ohana, Ethan Patton, Keenin Ringo, Russell, Rodriguez, Rachel St. Pe’, Chris Sullivan and Brandon Young.

These officers endured some of the most rigorous training imaginable over the last 17 weeks and the excitement and relief on their faces was clearly noticeable. The cadets took the equivalent of 22 college semester hours over the 17-week period.

Most will begin work immediately, learning the processes and procedures of their agencies before they hit the streets.

The Texas Engineering Extension Service wishes all the new officers the best of luck. We feel safer knowing there are more quality individuals protecting the interests of our local community.

An enormous thank you from all of us!

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