ARCHBOLD, OHIO – Eleven graduates from the Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy were honored during a special ceremony. The class successfully completed both the state certification exam and the physical fitness requirements of the program, several graduates were already commissioned with a department before graduating.
The following local graduates were recognized:
Fulton County: Allen Donnett (Wauseon)
Williams County: Robert Smith (Bryan), Brandon Willis (West Unity), Kristin Dolman (Montpelier), Scott Vershum (West Unity), Matt Lirot (Bryan), Hannah Beaverson (West Unity), Gabriel Valdez (Bryan)
Two graduates also received additional recognition. Lucas Freels (Napoleon) was awarded the Allan D. Ohlrich Outstanding Cadet award. Emily Ohlrich, daughter of the late commander was on hand to present this award to Freels. Larry Hussy (Farmer ) was awarded the Commander’s Citation of Excellence Award.
Pictured are: (L to R) Row 1: Hannah Beaverson (West Unity), Zachary Bowen (Napoleon), Kristen Dohlman (Montpelier), Alan Donnett (Wauseon), Lucas Freels (Napoleon), Larry Hussy (Farmer). Row 2: Matt Lirot (Bryan), Robert Smith (Bryan), Gabriel Valdez (Wauseon), Scott Vershum (West Unity), Brandon Willis (West Unity), Dave Mack (Academy Commander).
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