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OSP Salem Recruit Trooper Receives DPSST Basic Police Training Award
Senior Trooper Ken Terry
Oregon State Police Recruiting Section
Office: (503) 378-4539

An Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit trooper assigned to the Salem Area Command office received an award Friday, March 27th, during the graduation of 43 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 ten OSP recruit troopers, 17 city police officers, and 16 county sheriff officers from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem which provides statutorily-required training.

OSP Recruit Trooper ERIC EDELBROCK, age 28, received the 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. EDELBROCK was also recognized as the Co-Class Leader for this graduating recruit class.

The other nine graduating OSP recruit troopers are:
  • Albany Area Command - Recruit Jeffrey Freitag, age 28 (Patrol)
  • Newport Area Command - Recruit Adam Kowing, age 21 (Patrol)
  • Pendleton Area Command - Recruit Jerrad Little, age 22 (Patrol)
  • Pendleton Area Command - Recruit Ryan Sharp, age 22 (Patrol)
  • Springfield Area Command - Recruit Kyle Bachmeier, age 25 (Patrol)
  • Springfield Area Command - Recruit Edward Imholt, age 28 (Fish & Wildlife)
  • Springfield Area Command - Recruit Michael Pelkey, age 25 (Patrol)
  • Springfield Area Command - Recruit Gerald Ellis, age 26 (Patrol)
  • The Dalles Area Command - Recruit Joshua Addesa, age 25 (Patrol)