The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 165th Academy Class graduated this past week after 26 weeks of intense training.
Included among the graduates was Cody Gullett of Shelby and Calvin Redden of Plymouth.
Remarks were provided by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Thomas J. Strickrath and Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol Superintendent. The Oath of Office was issued by Judge Peter B. Abele, Fourth District, Court of Appeals.
“Today you begin your service to one of the finest law enforcement institutions in the world,” said Governor Mike DeWine during the graduation ceremony. “As troopers, you have honorably and courageously chosen to put your lives on the line for the safety of our communities and the safety of families on our highways. You are joining the ranks of not just troopers but also mothers and fathers, community leaders, and heroes.”
Courses completed by the 165th class included; crash investigation, criminal and traffic law, detection of impaired drivers, firearms, physical fitness, self-defense, and emergency vehicle operations.
Each of the graduates reported to their posts on Sunday. The graduates’ first 60-working days will be a field-training period under the guidance of a veteran officer. The new graduates are assigned to 33 of the Patrol’s 59 posts.
Gullett been assigned to the Bucyrus Post, whereas Redden will be stationed in Fremont.