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Sixty-Five Recruits Become State Police Troopers

Contact: Tiffany Brown, MSP Public Affairs, (517) 241-0970
Agency: State Police

The sixty five new state troopers

Issued: Oct. 4, 2013

LANSING. Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue today announced that Michigan citizens will soon benefit from the services of 65 new MSP troopers following the graduation of the 125th Trooper Recruit School. Governor Rick Snyder served as the keynote speaker at this afternoon's ceremony.

"We're so proud of the men and women devoting their careers to public safety," Gov. Rick Snyder said. "Today's graduates will play a critical role in making our communities and neighborhoods safer for our families. Our Michigan State Police are an elite force. We thank our newest troopers for their commitment, dedication and professionalism in service to all Michiganders."

"Graduates as you accept the honor of becoming a Michigan State Police trooper, I ask that you embrace and appreciate the department's 96-year tradition of providing service with excellence, integrity and courtesy," stated Etue. "The department demands and the public deserves your best every day. In everything you do, make it your goal to provide service with a purpose to the citizens of our state."

Tpr. Donald Pisha, who was elected Class Orator by his fellow recruits, spoke on behalf of the graduating class. Other award recipients included Tpr. Brennan Brophy who received the Team Building Award, Tpr. Mark Carroll who received the Marksmanship Award and Tpr. Jason Coon who received the Academic Achievement Award and Outstanding Performance Award.

The 125th Trooper Recruit School began on May 12, when 80 prospective troopers reported to the MSP Training Academy. For the past 21 weeks, recruits received training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving. Graduating recruits were assigned to MSP work sites across the state and will report to their respective posts for duty next week.

Of the 65 graduating recruits, 64 have continued their education with college studies, 14 have served in the United States Military and 12 have prior law enforcement experience.

Sgt. Kandyce Herr was the recruit school commander. In order to be selected to attend the academy, all applicants had to pass a stringent selection process that included a physical fitness test, background investigation and hiring interview.

The 126th Trooper Recruit School is set to begin early next year and an additional trooper recruit school is anticipated in late 2014. Interested candidates should visit www.michigan.gov/mspjobs for more information on how to apply.

As of Sept. 14, 2013, there were 903 at-post troopers stationed at 29 posts across Michigan.

First District

Post Assignment

Hometown

Tpr. Brennan Brophy

Brighton Post

Grosse Pointe Park

Tpr Daniel Clise Jr.

Brighton Post

Big Rapids

Tpr. Nathan Dillon

Brighton Post

Rochester Hills

Tpr. Andrew Hayes

Brighton Post

Alpena

Tpr. Thomas Kill

Brighton Post

Three Oaks

Tpr. Ty Purdy

Brighton Post

Goodrich

Tpr. Andrew Gerig

Jackson Post

Lowell

Tpr. Brian Kinaschuk

Jackson Post

Chelsea

Tpr. Casey Omiljan

Jackson Post

Walker

Tpr. Michael Baker

Lansing Post

Chelsea

Tpr. Luke Beimers

Lansing Post

Belmont

Tpr. Tedric Gibbs

Lansing Post

Jackson

Tpr. Joshua Ellis

Monroe Post

Grand Rapids

Tpr. John Hoard

Monroe Post

Bay City

Second District

Post Assignment

Hometown

Tpr. John Beafore Jr.

Metro Post

Centerline

Tpr. Angelo Brown

Metro Post

Port Huron

Tpr. Mark Carroll

Metro Post

Ludington

Tpr. Justin Cilia

Metro Post

Harrison Township

Tpr. Roger Craig

Metro Post

Greenville

Tpr. Colter Furst

Metro Post

Midland

Tpr. Gabor Gordi

Metro Post

Westland

Tpr. Roger Haddad

Metro Post

Clinton Township

Tpr. Ali Hammoud

Metro Post

Dearborn

Tpr. Bradley Lane

Metro Post

Grand Blanc

Tpr. Brian LaValley

Metro Post

Roseville

Tpr. Everett Morris

Metro Post

Waterford

Tpr. Fahad Qureshi

Metro Post

Monroe

Tpr. James Rempinski

Metro Post

Chesterfield

Tpr. Benjamin Rowell

Metro Post

Owosso

Tpr. Jonathan Walden

Metro Post

Adrian

Third District

Post Assignment

Hometown

Tpr. Trevor Beck

Caro Post

Muskegon

Tpr. Ryan Moro

Caro Post

Rochester Hills

Tpr. Jason Coon

Flint Post

Davison

Tpr. John Faucette II

Flint Post

Richmond

Tpr. Richard Lutz II

Flint Post

Brown City

Tpr. Blaine Stormer

Flint Post

Lake Orion

Tpr. David Vergison

Flint Post

Davison

Tpr. Aaron Locke

Lapeer Post

Marysville

Tpr. Nathan Tucker

Lapeer Post

Penns Creek, PA

Tpr. Stephen Dehmel

Tri-City Post

Swartz Creek

Tpr. Nathanial Farr

Tri-City Post

Millington

Tpr. Nicholas Olivo

Tri-City Post

Davison

Tpr. Donald Pisha

Tri-City Post

Cass City

Tpr. Jenna Saarela

Tri-City Post

Saugatuck

Tpr. Nathan Sutara

Tri-City Post

Rochester Hills

Tpr. Evan Zapolski

Tri-City Post

Grand Rapids

Fifth District

Post Assignment

Hometown

Tpr. Elizabeth Bourgeois

Coldwater Post

Kalamazoo

Tpr. Justin Reed

Coldwater Post

North Adams

Tpr. Holly Tetro

Niles Post

                   Jenison

Tpr. Daniel Mehari

 Paw Paw Post

Grand Rapids

Sixth District

Post Assignment

Hometown

Tpr. Aaron McCormick

Lakeview Post

Marysville

Tpr. Randall Jordan

Mt. Pleasant Post

Bristol, CT

Tpr. Eric Brogger

Rockford Post

Allegan

Tpr. Brandon Golden

Rockford Post

Wyoming

Tpr. Lucas Van't Hof

Rockford Post

Holland

Seventh District

Post Assignment

Hometown

Tpr. John Walsh Jr.

Houghton Lake

Prescott

Eighth District

Post Assignment

Hometown

Tpr. Timothy Oliver

Calumet

Ironwood

Tpr. Kenneth Weismiller

Calumet

Holt

Tpr. Matthew Akerley

Iron Mountain

Gwinn

Tpr. Jacob Mundy

Iron Mountain

Fenton

Tpr. Jacob Donahue

Sault St. Marie

Clio

Tpr. Justin Mazur

Sault St. Marie

Macomb

Tpr. Jay Hills III

St. Ignace

Lake Orion

Tpr. Frank Smith IV

Wakefield

Iron Mountain

Tpr. Tyler Tabin

Wakefield

Wyandotte

NOTE: For a picture or interview with an individual trooper, contact his or her post assignment location.



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