Louisiana State Police welcomes 46 new troopers

(Source: Louisiana State Police)
(Source: Louisiana State Police)
(Source: Louisiana State Police)
(Source: Louisiana State Police)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police Cadet Class 92 graduated 46 new troopers Thursday morning and Gov. Bobby Jindal will officially swear them in later in the day.

The graduation ceremony for the men and women who successfully completed the Louisiana State Police Training Academy was held at the BREC Independence Park Theater and Cultural Center.

The cadets will form on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol at 1:30 p.m. where they will complete their badge-pinning ceremony. Following the ceremony, Jindal will conduct the oath of office to the newly badged troopers in the Senate chambers of the Capitol.

"I am extremely honored to present our newest graduating class of Louisiana State Troopers," said Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of LSP. "The badge they will receive is not a given right but a privilege earned and granted to them by the citizens of Louisiana. These men and women will be sent out across our state to protect life and serve their communities as uniform patrol troopers. They will be held to the highest standards of honor, integrity, respect and service to continue the proud tradition of the Louisiana State Police."

Louisiana State Police Cadet Class 92 participated in a "monument run" in downtown Baton Rouge on Monday with members of the LSP command staff. The cadets ran in formation singing cadence through downtown and to different historical spots around the Capitol.

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The following is a list of graduates and their Troop assignments:

Troop A – Baton Rouge

  • Thomas Bellue
  • William Cook
  • Joseph Hall
  • Mindi MacHauer
  • Roger May
  • Joshua Mitchell
  • Joshua Nations
  • Alexandr Nezgodinsky

Troop B – Kenner

  • Dereck Clark
  • Monroe Dillon
  • Lance Lavigne
  • Michael Smith
  • Jack Uhle

Troop C – Gray

  • Dusten Arabie
  • Jonathan James
  • Todd McConnell
  • Jarrod Miles
  • Justin Rice
  • Shane Tilford

Troop D – Lake Charles

  • James Brown Jr.
  • James Manchester
  • Erik Stratton

Troop E – Alexandria

  • David Ducote
  • Tyler Glynn
  • Chadwick Jasper
  • Mary Neal

Troop F – Monroe

  • Kyle Brothers
  • Kyle Clark
  • James Olmstead

Troop G – Shreveport

  • Jimmy L. Brown, Jr.
  • Jerry Cox
  • Matthew Meek
  • Clifford Worthington

Troop I – Lafayette

  • Thomas Gossen
  • Matthew Motes
  • Jacob Ortego
  • Kevin Prejean
  • Chad Richard
  • John Sims
  • John Solet
  • Bret Theriot

Troop L – Mandeville

  • Jereme Brignac
  • Vincent Cyprian
  • Matt Fandal
  • Ronald Hall
  • Michael Mercante

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