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OSP Bend Recruit Trooper Receives Award During DPSST Basic Police Training Graduation
Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Oregon State Police
Training Division
Office: (503) 378-4485

An Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit trooper assigned to the Bend office received an award today during the graduation of 44 police recruits representing state, county, and city public safety agencies in Oregon. The graduation marked the conclusion of 16 weeks of integrated basic police training for nine OSP recruit troopers, 25 city police officers, and 10 county sheriff officers from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem which provides statutorily-required training.

OSP Recruit Trooper ROBERT OLSON, age 31, who is assigned to the OSP Bend Area Command office, received Outstanding Health and Fitness Award presented to the student who excels in the area of physical fitness and health, enabling them to perform the jobs of providing emergency services to others while serving as a role model for other public safety professionals.

The other graduating OSP recruit troopers are:
  • Albany Area Command - Recruit Michael Sell, age 47
  • Coos Bay Area Command - Recruit Khristopher Brandon, age 35
  • Salem Area Command - Recruit Michael Lacer, age 23
  • Bend Area Command - Recruit Ernest Lemos, age 41
  • The Dalles Area Command - Recruit Mathew Zistel, age 22
  • Springfield Area Command - Recruit Cale Day, age 29
  • Roseburg Area Command - Recruit Keenan Sullivan, age 29
  • Portland Area Command - Recruit Kevin Ferguson, age 25