The 80th Delaware State Police and 70th Municipal Recruit Class graduation ceremony took place Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Education and Humanities building located on the campus of Delaware State University.


The 80th Delaware State Police and 70th Municipal Recruit Class graduation ceremony was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Education and Humanities building located on the campus of Delaware State University.
 
Twenty Delaware State Troopers and 14 municipal officers representing: Bridgeville, Delaware State University, Dover, Harrington, Georgetown, Millsboro, Newark and Wyoming graduated.
 
Representative Peter C. Schwartzkopf, Delaware House of Representatives Majority Leader, was the keynote speaker. United States Senator Thomas R. Carper, Governor Jack Markell, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security Lewis D. Schiliro and Superintendent of the Delaware State Police, Colonel Thomas F. Mac Leish also provided remarks at the graduation.
 
The 80th Delaware State Police Class:
 
Trooper Stephen J. Ballard
Trooper Susan M. Carbine
Trooper Heidi E. Carroll
Trooper Marc T. Conway
Trooper Brock A. Dean
Trooper Dustin A. Dukes
Trooper Bryon M. Haupt
Trooper Samantha E. Joseph
Trooper Joshua J. Jubb
Trooper John J. Klemash
Trooper Thomas W. LuKach
Trooper Joshua C. Miller
Trooper Brian W. O’Hern
Trooper Brian L. Pixley
Trooper Nicole A. Rallo
Trooper Robert Reaves
Trooper Michael L. Ripple
Trooper Scott J. Shelton
Trooper John W. Wheatley
Trooper William D. Yeldell Jr.
 
The 70th municipal class:
 
• Officer Richard T. Baker
Bridgeville Police Department
 
• Officer Ryan A. Hogan
Bridgeville Police Department
 
• Officer John B. McQuown
Bridgeville Police Department
 
• Officer James P. Piazza
Dover Police Department
 
• Officer Brain M. Wood
Dover Police Department
 
• Officer Justin Buchwald
Delaware State University Police Department
 
• Officer Theodore Johnson
Delaware State University Police Department
 
• Officer Christopher L. Cooper
Georgetown Police Department
 
• Officer Jennifer M. Kerin
Georgetown Police Department
 
• Officer James M. Locklear
Georgetown Police Department
 
• Officer Jessica L. Jacobs
Harrington Police Department
 
• Officer Evan K. Rogers
Millsboro Police Department
 
• Officer James N. Spadola
Newark Police Department
 
• Officer Michael Petyo
Wyoming Police Department
 
The following is a list of awards and recipients that were presented at the ceremony:
 
• The Governor’s Outstanding Recruit Trooper Award was presented to Trooper John W. Wheatley
• The Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security Award was presented to Trooper Brock A. Dean
• The Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council Award was presented to Officer Evan K. Rogers / Millsboro PD
• The Attorney General’s Award for Legal Excellence was presented to Officer Brian M. Wood / Dover PD
• The Outstanding Proficiency in Police Firearms Municipal Award was presented to Officer Michael Petyo / Wyoming PD
• The Outstanding Proficiency in Police Firearms for DSP Award was presented to Trooper John W. Wheatley
• The DSP Academy Physical Fitness Award was presented to Officer Christopher L. Cooper / Georgetown PD
• The Director of Training Law Enforcement Core Values Award was presented to Trooper Joshua C. Miller