Harrisburg – Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, announced that 103 cadets have graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. The class was the 163rd to graduate from the academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960.

“Being a trooper is a difficult undertaking,” said Colonel Evanchick. “It is sometimes only self-rewarding, many times perilous, and at all times demanding. It is not a job; it is a way of life.”

Four cadets received special awards and recognition during today’s ceremony at LCBC Manheim in Lancaster County:

  • Sean M. Mullins received the: American Legion Award for all-around academic, physical, ethical, and moral qualifications; John K. Schafer Memorial Award for the highest combined score on a series of physical skills tests; and Sergeant Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award for the highest score on the department’s pistol qualification course
  • Monica M. Carl received the Ronald M. Sharpe Leadership Award for exemplifying the qualities of leadership
  • Brandon J. Young received the Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award for the highest level of academic achievement in the class
  • William A. Moyer received the Colonel Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award for the highest proficiency in driver safety training

The new troopers will report to the following stations on May 23:

  • Troop A, Greensburg — Monica M. Carl, Gordon C. Matson
  • Troop B, Uniontown — John H. Matlick Jr.
  • Troop B, Waynesburg — Mitchell A. Fillmore
  • Troop C, Lewis Run — Justin M. Schmader, Bryan A. Stahlman
  • Troop C, Marienville — Andrew W. Greenawalt, Nicholas C. Payne
  • Troop C, Punxsutawney — Elliott T. Neeper
  • Troop D, Kittanning — Cory J. Lemasters
  • Troop E, Corry — Tyler W. Andrzejczak, Zachariah J. Erdman
  • Troop E, Erie — Austin M. Roache, Brett T. Thompson, Brock A. Westerbeck
  • Troop E, Franklin — Trevor A. Buckley
  • Troop E, Meadville — Seth R. Baker, Joseph D. Sager Jr., Brandon J. Young
  • Troop F, Coudersport — Anthony Lorenc, Lucas G. Roshannon
  • Troop F, Emporium — Nicholas P. Straub
  • Troop F, Lamar — Bradley M. Derk
  • Troop F, Mansfield — Luke J. Hook, Mitchell H. Kerrick, Brandon J. Wilson
  • Troop F, Milton — Sean J. Doherty, Gideon F. Green
  • Troop F, Montoursville — Lee G. Holt, William H. Snyder, Jeffrey J. Urban, Logan D. Womelsdorf
  • Troop F, Selinsgrove — Jacob J. Kozma
  • Troop G, Bedford — Sander R. Vanoutryve
  • Troop G. Lewistown — Jarrett M. Cavalet
  • Troop G, McConnellsburg — Ty M. Diehl
  • Troop H. Carlisle — David A. McFarland Jr., Edwin Paramo De La Rosa, Fletcher L. Hart
  • Troop H, Chambersburg — Nicole A. Gripp, Shannon D. Jones, Benjamen L. Maudie, Zackery L. Mothersbaugh, Michael D. Nolan, Kem K. Parada, Benjamin A. Ruiz, Joshua A. Shane, Anthony J. Sinagoga, Bret T. Smalt, Michael J. Smith, James R. Watters
  • Troop H, Gettysburg — Hunter T. Jones, Brynn M. Markley, Heather N. Mueller, Dominic J. Schmidt, Nicole L. White, Brandon L. Witherite
  • Troop H, Harrisburg — Osayomwonbor Algbedo, Logan J. Levan, Molly A. Thompson
  • Troop H. Newport — Cody C. Bainbridge, Noah Myers, Ahmed M. Usman
  • Troop J, Avondale — Forrest I. Allen, Eric E. Barmore II, Kenneth C. French, Brian A. Gonzalez
  • Troop J, Embreeville — Yochi E. Charleus, Stephon G. Galka, Joshua E. Mease
  • Troop J, York — Eduardo D. Beleno, Henry Burns IV, Robert W. Miller
  • Troop K. Media — Matthew C. Gaeta, Michael S. Gormley, Edward D. Lawless, John C. Lindeborn
  • Troop K, Philadelphia — Daniel Digiuseppe, Billy B. Killen, Kevin Kovacs, Israel J. Martinez, Matthew D. Nikisher, Domenic J. Oliveri, Troy M. Van Houten
  • Troop K, Skippack — Anthony Rodriguez, Melissa M. Zukowski
  • Troop M, Dublin — Kacey I. Hughes, Ludwig Ogando
  • Troop M, Fogelsville — John M. Jakobsen V, William A. Moyer, Adam M. Sajone
  • Troop N, Stroudsburg — Richard B. Balderrama, Joshua C. Bullock, Kyle P. Cwalinski, David Dewitt, Jacob M. Grassley, Timothy J. Lindner, Zachary R. Mascelli, Michael G. Minsavage, Sean M. Mullins, Michael A. Orobello, Jenna D. Pacella, Bailey M. Walck

For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov. To learn more about becoming a Pennsylvania State Trooper, visit patrooper.com.

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