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Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Local troops welcome graduates

Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced today that 98 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 156th graduating cadet class.

The ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral marked the culmination of 28 weeks of classroom and physical training. Cadet Zachary M. McKeehan, of Huntingdon County, spoke on behalf of the graduating class.

The graduates have been assigned to the following local troops:

Troop M, Bethlehem

Michael J. Coleman of Northampton County

Taylor A. Dietrich of Lehigh County

Matthew Gill of Lehigh County

Peter G. Hamati-Attieh of Lehigh County

Bernard J. Popson of Luzerne County

Jason L. Witmer of York County

Troop M, Fogelsville

Charles A. Blesse of Schuylkill County

Anthony F. Desando Jr. of Lackawanna County