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34 OSP Recruit Troopers Graduate During Special Ceremony in Salem
05/07/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers assigned to the Astoria, Bend, Hermiston and Tillamook offices received special awards Friday, May 7, during the graduation ceremony for 34 OSP recruit troopers at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. The graduation ceremony marked the end of over six months of living at the police training academy for the 32 men and two women.
 
Joining OSP Superintendent Timothy McLain during the 10:00 a.m. ceremony was FBI Portland's Special Agent in Charge, Arthur Balizan, as they celebrated the accomplishments and completion of 26 weeks of intense training with recruit's family, friends, and OSP employees.
 
Four OSP recruit troopers received special awards from Superintendent McLain and training staff:
  • Recruit Trooper Aaron Butcher (Tillamook Work Site) received the "Academic Achievement Award" presented to the recruit who has the highest grade point average (GPA) for the 21 tests taken during training. Butcher had a 99.21% GPA.
  • Recruit Trooper Jacob Lorentz (Bend Area Command office) received the "Lee Holan Defensive Tactics Award" presented to the recruit who demonstrated a ‘never quit, never die' mentality while motivating the class and demonstrating a high level of defensive tactics proficiency.
  • Recruit Trooper Mark Amos (Hermiston Work Site) received the "Top Shooting Award" presented to the recruit with the highest percentage on all firearms qualification tests. Amos had a 99.3% proficiency score.
  • Recruit Trooper Andrew Morgan (Astoria Area Command office) received the "Superintendent's Leadership Award" presented to the recruit who showed the highest level of leadership amongst this group of highly motivated recruits.
 
The 30 patrol and 4 fish and wildlife recruit troopers will now be reporting back to their assigned OSP work sites at the following locations:
 
Albany (2)
Astoria (2 – Patrol Services Division, 2 – Fish & Wildlife Division)
Banks (1)
Bend (1)
Coos Bay (2)
Central Point (2)
Gold Beach (1)
Hermiston (1)
Klamath Falls (1)
La Grande (2)
Newport (2)
Ontario (1 – Patrol Services Division, 1 – Fish & Wildlife Division)
Oregon State University – (1)
Pendleton (2)
Portland (1)
Roseburg (2)
Salem (2)
Springfield (1)
The Dalles (1)
Tillamook (2 – Patrol Services Division, 1 – Fish & Wildlife Division)

 
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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).