On December 21st Governor Tom Corbett congratulated the 98 men and women joining the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police during graduation ceremonies.
"Through the years, the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police have run toward danger to ease the pain of the suffering, to rescue the needy and to restore order among our people,'' Corbett said.
"A week ago in Connecticut we witnessed the pain some people are willing to inflict upon others. Six years ago, the force you are now joining was called to such a tragedy at a small Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster.
"Yours is the 134th cadet class and I am pleased to say that in February, we will convene another class,'' Corbett said, with the addition of 90 new cadets. "You are part of a continuing effort.''
"The Pennsylvania State Police is the oldest state force in the nation. It draws from the ranks of everyday citizens, holding fast to the understanding that a free people can only be free where the law is applied equally.
Maj. John W. Laufer III, director of the State Police Bureau of Training and Education, supervised the training of the class, which was the 134th class to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960. Also speaking at the ceremony held at Central Dauphin High School, was State Police Commissioner Col. Frank Noonan.
The graduates, who have completed 25 weeks of intensive
physical and classroom training, have been assigned to stations within nine
troop areas across the state.
Troopers assigned to Troop F:
Kyle M. BUTLER, Steven D. MOYEMONT, Ryan W. GOLLA, David A. MYERS, Troy D. HANSEN, Jared T. REICHENBACH, Jamesan S. KEELER, Justin M. ROSBOSCHIL, Brian J. LADICK, Kyle C. SCHAAD, Scott A. MASKOWSKI, Daniel R. SWITZER, John D. MEDRANO, Kyle M. WHITFORD, Matthew R. MONTAG, Jonathan D. WOOSTER, Tyler R. MORSE and James A. YANKOVICH, Jr.
Troop F covers: Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga & Union Counties
(from PA State Police- Troop F)