Virginia State Police Adds 59 Troopers to the Ranks

RICHMOND – On Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, the Commonwealth will graduate its 130th generation of Virginia State Troopers. The 59 new troopers will be presented their diplomas during commencement exercises at 10 a.m. at the State Police Training Academy located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in North Chesterfield County. Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Ryant Washington will be in attendance of the graduation ceremony.

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The new troopers have received more than 1,300 hours of classroom and field instruction in more than 100 different subjects, including defensive tactics, crime scene investigation, ethics and leadership, survival Spanish, police professionalism, firearms, judicial procedures, officer survival, cultural diversity and crisis management. The members of the 130th Basic Session began their 29 weeks of academic, physical and practical training at the Academy March 20, 2019.

The soon-to-be graduates of the 130th Basic Session are from every corner of the Commonwealth, as well as Alabama, Indiana, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Upon graduation, the new troopers will report to their individual duty assignments across Virginia the week of October 7. For their final phase of training, each trooper will spend an additional six weeks paired up with a Field Training Officer learning his or her new patrol area.

Media are welcome to attend.

130th BASIC GRADUATING CLASS

  NameHometownAssignment
Kevin Alexander AllenVirginia BeachHampton/Newport News
Maximo L. ArduiniHamilton, New JerseyChesterfield
Domanic James BanishTiconderoga, New YorkFairfax
Brian Wayne BarrettBristolScott
Richard Shayne BrooksSuffolkYork
Sung Hoon ChoSterlingSpringfield
Jabreia Camay ClarkSouth HillMecklenburg
Christopher Thomas CorteseGuilderland, New YorkOrange
Kelsea Lee CrottsSmithfieldPortsmouth/Suffolk/Chesapeake
Anthony Carroll Daulton, Jr.AppomattoxPrince Edward
Luis Brian DelgadoChesterChesterfield
 Aaron Matthew DorrSuffolkPortsmouth/Suffolk/Chesapeake
Nicholas Charles FleischerBangor, PennsylvaniaPortsmouth/Suffolk/Chesapeake
Jacob Peter GoochWoodbridgeSpringfield
Keith Aaron GrieseManassasPrince William
Devin Nicholas HackerCourtlandNorfolk/Virginia Beach
Chance Alan HarringtonRural RetreatFrederick
Justin Roy HarrisSeville, OhioCampbell
Matthew Lane HedgepethChesterHampton/Newport News
Andrew Ryan JenningsCharlottesvilleArlington
Tanner Blake JonesDamascusHalifax
William Revely KeeseeAmherstFranklin
Alexander Stephen KingIndianapolis, IndianaFairfax
Jason Patrick KirkWythevilleWythe
Joseph James KulickEdwardsville, PennsylvaniaHampton/Newport News
Michael B. LeSagePort HaywoodYork
William McKinley Lester, IIWiseScott
William H. Littlejohn, Jr.ChesterDinwiddie
Joseph Hunter LoweRural RetreatSpringfield
Larry Nathan LunaHackensack, New JerseySpringfield
Jalante Rashard MannsRoanokeIsle of Wight
William Wyatt McCrawDanvillePittsylvania
Matthew David MeadowsVeronaAugusta
Conlan Jonathan MillerHerndonFairfax
Bradley Austin MillsAshlandHanover
Christopher Edward MiskinMidlothianChesterfield
Adolfo Alberto OrellanaNorth ChesterfieldStafford
Caleb James ParnellHollidaysburg, PennsylvaniaRockbridge
Jesse Dylan PeeblesFriesAlbemarle
Joshua Ryan PelletierLa CrosseLunenburg
William Austin PetersRural RetreatDinwiddie
Alexander Carl PikeSchwenksville, PennsylvaniaWarren
Devin Joseph PluchinoVirginia BeachNorfolk/Virginia Beach
Isaiah Chance PuckettAraratBotetourt
Katie Jean ReevesBealetonMadison
Benjamin Alan RhodesBraceyMecklenburg
James Matthew RiggsTuscaloosa, AlabamaJames City
Alexandra Nicole RobertsBumpassStafford
David M. SaundersHenricoHanover
Kevin Peter SchumannCentrevilleFairfax
Timofey SmosyukVestal, New YorkHenrico
Lloyd Ryan SpencerPatrick SpringsBotetourt
Justin Lee SprostonGloucesterMathews
Ryan James WalkerMidlothianRockbridge
 Matthew Allan WilkinsonClarksvilleAppomattox
John Dakota WinebrennerDanvillePittsylvania
John Carper WorkmanWythevilleAlbemarle
John Tyler WukichChristiansburgAlbemarle
James Brandon YatesLebanonBotetourt

130th Basic Session Motto: Trained by the Best, to Protect the Rest

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