New officers assigned to local stations

Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced that 95 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth.

The men and women represent the 152nd graduating cadet class.

The ceremony at Bishop McDevitt High School marked the culmination of 27 weeks of classroom and physical training.

Six cadets received special awards and recognition at the ceremony: American Legion Award, Casey Fuller, Wayne County; Colonel Ronald L. Sharpe Award, Ryan E. German, Cumberland County; Colonel John K. Schafer Award, Leland P. Lozier, Susquehanna County; Commissioner Daniel F. Dunn Award, Logan C. Spiece, Columbia County; Colonel Paul J. Chylak Award, Logan C. Spiece, Columbia County; and Sergeant Charles B. Gesford Award, Ryan E. German, Cumberland County.

The following graduates have been assigned to Troop F, Montoursville, which covers Tioga and Potter counties: Matthew A. Barnyak of Centre County, Paul C. Beard III of Lycoming County, Austin O. Bennett of Snyder County, Derek R. Gill of Montour County, Jason B. Kelley of Montour County, Alec N. Leiby of Northumberland County, Sierra M. Rose of McKean County, Matthew R. Santiago of Bradford County and Logan C. Spiece of Columbia County

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