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Public safety academy graduates 26 new officers

By KTVA CBS 11 News 12:23 AM November 15, 2013

Graduates to become troopers, local police officers

ANCHORAGE – More than two dozen officers graduated from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, the Department of Public Safety announced Friday.

The 26 officers were recognized in a graduation ceremony at Sitka’s Sheet ‘a Kwan Nacka Hide Building, and will go on to join the Alaska State Troopers, the wildlife troopers and police departments in communities across Alaska. According to a DPS statement, the officers completed 900 hours of instruction, physical training and scenario-based exercises.

Following graduation, trooper recruits must complete an additional three weeks of training.

The graduating officers are:

  • Dustin Akana, Alaska State Troopers
  • Michael Alexander, Alaska State Troopers
  • Thomas Barrett, Alaska Wildlife Troopers
  • Jason Bohac, Alaska State Troopers
  • Chase Bresnahan, Saint Paul Public Safety
  • Mitchell Burdick, Soldotna Police
  • Joshua Crandall
  • Bo Dalbotten, Alaska State Troopers
  • Eric Eccleston, Sitka Police
  • Brook-Lyn Edney, Kotzebue Police
  • David Frebel, Alaska Wildlife Troopers
  • Kevin Gill, Alaska State Troopers
  • Matthew Hall, Fairbanks Airport Police and Fire
  • Michael Johnson, Alaska State Troopers
  • Zachary Johnson, Alaska State Troopers
  • Michael Lopez, Wasilla Police
  • Thomas Milliette, Kotzebue Police
  • Gregory Rubio, Cordova Police
  • Bryan Spears, Alaska State Troopers
  • Timothy Tefft, Alaska State Troopers
  • Timothy Tilley, Alaska State Troopers
  • Derrick Torgerson, Cordova Police
  • Eric Vandelaar, Palmer Police

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