Highway Patrol graduates 81 cadets | Community Spirit
COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol graduated 81 new patrolmen in a ceremony Friday. The ceremony caps of 22 weeks of preliminary training for the cadets.
The 153rd Highway Patrol Academy Class studied courses in core values, crash investigation, criminal and traffic law, detection of impaired drivers, firearms, physical fitness, self-defense and motor vehicle operations.
Tpr. Timothy J. Shafer of Defiance received honors as the top performer in the driving course at the ceremony.
Graduates will have little time to celebrate their graduation, as all will report for their first day of work at their new post on Saturday. The graduates’ first 60 working days will be a field-training period under the guidance of a veteran officer.
Local Officers in the graduating class include Johnathan R. Mattson of Berky, Nicholas L. Palmer of Bowling Green and Timothy J. Shafer of Defiance.
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