36 graduate from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class


Pictured is the 142nd Basic Peace Officer Class of which 36 members received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon, June 28, at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy in Columbus.

Pictured is the 142nd Basic Peace Officer Class of which 36 members received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon, June 28, at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy in Columbus.


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COLUMBUS — Members of the 142nd Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon, June 28, at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy. The 36 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 22 Ohio agencies.

The 21-week basic course began in February. 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, emergency vehicle operations, standardized field sobriety testing and speed measuring devices.

Nathan T. Wisniewski, of the Sidney Police Department, was selected as class speaker by his fellow class members and addressed the assembly.

Class honors went to the following:

Overall Top Performer – Stephen T. Bell, Delaware Police Department

Top Academics – Stephen T. Bell, Delaware Police Department

Top Firearms – Kelsey N. Ball, Lima Police Department

Top Physical Fitness – Cassandra L. Limke, city of Mason Police Department

Top Driving – Daniel R. Reese, Euclid Police Department

George Kral, chief of police, Toledo Police Department, was the featured speaker for the ceremony and addressed an audience of graduates, friends, relatives and law enforcement officers. Colonel Richard S. Fambro, patrol superintendent, provided remarks.

List below is the complete list of graduates and their agencies:

Kelsey N. Ball, Lima Police Department

Stephen T. Bell, Delaware Police Department

Tyler D. Benson, Marietta Police Department

Chase A. Blankenship, New Albany Police Department

Jordan A. Blanton, Zanesville Police Department

Christopher D. Bourque, Urbana Police Division

Michael D. Brown, Canton Police Department

Riley J. Brubaker, Lima Police Department

Taylor J. Bryant, Hamilton Police Department

Jacob S. Dryden, Canton Police Department

Tyler B. Dunlap, Lima Police Department

Nicholas A. Emmert, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Dylan A. Fout, London Division of Police

Darien T. Gaukin, Lima Police Department

Zachary J. Hershey, Mentor Police Department

Anthony J. Hetzer, West Chester Police Department

Justin A. W. Hoskins, city of Mason Police Department

Evan M. Hout, Mansfield Division of Police

Jordan R. Ianson, Wilmington Police Department

Andrew V. Kawalek, Montville Township Police Department

Tristan T. Kehres, Delaware Police Department

Joseph L. Kettman, Hamilton Police Department

Cassandra L. Limke, city of Mason Police Department

Christian R. Martin, Lima Police Department

Tammara T. McCord, Lima Police Department

Jonah W. Mintkenbaugh, West Chester Police Department

Jose J. Padilla, Hamilton Police Department

Justin M. Peters, Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Codey A. Ratliff, New Albany Police Department

Daniel R. Reese, Euclid Police Department

Eric T. Schaaf, Mansfield Division of Police

Whitney L. Schalk, Defiance Police Department

John J. Scrimizzi, West Chester Police Department

Austin C. Turner, city of Eastlake Police Department

Nathan T. Wisniewski, Sidney Police Department

Scott G. Wohlheter, Canton Police Department

Pictured is the 142nd Basic Peace Officer Class of which 36 members received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon, June 28, at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy in Columbus.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/07/web1_basic-grad-june.jpegPictured is the 142nd Basic Peace Officer Class of which 36 members received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon, June 28, at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy in Columbus. Courtesy photo