Local men among newest state troopers graduated

ALBANY Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer and New York State Police Acting Superintendent Preston L. Felton honored 141 new troopers at ceremonies Feb. 19 marking the completion of the 195th session of the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy. Of the 141 new troopers, five North Country graduates will be assigned to Troop B, headquartered in Ray Brook. They include Trevor J. Donah and Marc J. Felio, both of Plattsburgh; Brent T. Langlois and Jonathan R. Duda, both of Rouses Point; and Chad R. Trombley, Morrisonville. Rarely do I have the opportunity to meet so many men and women who rise each morning with a common purpose to selflessly serve, protect and defend the people of New York State, Gov. Spitzer said. The hard work and training of this graduating class exemplifies the best that is within us. You can all be proud to join the ranks of those who wear the gray uniform. Today, the New York State Police welcomes 141 men and women to its ranks," said Acting Superintendent Felton. "They enter the state police ranks at a time when we are making unparalleled advances in officer safety, exercising extraordinary efforts in counter-terrorism and undertaking significant crime reduction strategies. With Governor Spitzers support, the state police will continue to contribute to making all of New Yorks communities among the safest in the country. The graduation ceremony concluded with a video presentation of the training received by the graduating members. The new troopers will report for field duty Feb. 25 and for the following 10 weeks will be evaluated under a field-training program supervised by senior field training officers.

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