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State Police welcomes 99 troopers

Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, announced June 25 that 99 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 159th graduating cadet class.

In accordance with statewide measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the graduation ceremony was closed to the public. Friends and family were afforded the opportunity to view the event via live streams on the Academy Facebook page, YouTube Live, and PAcast.

“The support of loved ones, even from afar, is crucial during the rigorous physical and mental training State Police cadets receive at the Academy, and it will remain vital throughout their careers as troopers,” said Evanchick. “Although proud parents, siblings, spouses, and others could not attend in person, we are grateful for everything they have done to help these men and women reach the important milestone we are marking today.”

Three cadets received special awards and recognition: Nicholas A. Sully, Adam M. Romig and Joseph W. Yarzab

Among the graduates, the following troops have been assigned locally:

Troop M, Belfast

Jonathan E. Eberle

Kevin A. Kowalishen

Troop M, Bethlehem

Jeffrey T. Buchinski

Isaias Espinoza

Troop M, Fogelville

Cole T. Campbell

Harrison R. Kaye