ALBANY — Hundreds of newly-minted troopers graduated from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy on Wednesday after six months of training.
Among the local recruits and their assignments:
- Kyle J. Nelson, Amsterdam (Troop C)
- Anthony J. Laurenzo, Ballston Lake (Troop F)
- Daniel E. Beaudoin, Ballston Lake (Troop G)
- Jayson N. Sullivan, Ballston Spa (Troop K)
- Nicholas O. Sitterly, Canajoharie (Troop C)
- Brian E. Rogers, Clifton Park (Troop C)
- Jeremy E. Tremblay, Clifton Park (Troop F)
- Sean B. Winters, Clifton Park (Troop K)
- Nathan M. Hatalsky, Mechanicville (Troop G)
- Philip P. Carr, Saratoga Springs (Troop G)
- Giuseppe A. Vignolesi, Schenectady (Troop B)
- Charles A. Kristel, Schenectady (Troop G)
- John G. Schroeder, Schoharie (Troop C)
New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said the graduates “endured months of vigorous classwork and training.”
“This graduation ceremony is a celebration of their sacrifice, perseverance and dedication,” he said.
Altogether, 228 new troopers graduated statewide as part of the academy’s 208th graduation, which was held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall in Albany.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul delivered comments at the ceremony, telling the new troopers, "There is no greater or more noble calling than protecting and serving the people of this state.”
Troopers will report for field duty on July 31 and will spend the next 10 weeks being evaluated under a field-training program.