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14 December 2005

Law Enforcement Academy
136th Basic Session Graduates

The graduation ceremony for the 136th Basic Training Class of the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) was held Thursday, December 8. 2005. The commencement speaker was S.A.C. James M. Cavanaugh, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Nashville Field Division.

The 45 members of the 136th graduating class of the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy took the oath of office upon graduating from the Academy. Police departments screen potential cadets, hire them and send them through basic training at a cost of $4,000 to $6,000 each. Cadets attend this basic training session for 12 weeks.

Class officers included Jennifer Thomason, Greenville Police Department, President; Carter Halfman, Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Vice President; and John Clark, Rainsville Police Department, Chaplain.

Justin Wright, Florence Police Department, was presented with the Academic Award; John Clark, Rainsville Police Department, received the Firearms Award; and Waylon Hinkle, Homewood Police Department, received the Director's Award.

Graduates of the 136th Basic Session are listed below:

Jonathan W. Archer Dept. of Cons.-Marine Police
Robert E. Arnold Florence Police Department
Ryan M. Ashley Lanett Police Department
Benton C. Blackburn Opelika Police Department
Matthew D. Blackstone Lafayette Police Department
Kenneth E. Brown AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
John W. Clark Rainsville Police Department
Christopher L. Coffey Leighton Police Dept.
Valerie M. Copeland AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
Joseph D. Craft Lineville Police Dept.
Jason R. Crenshaw Greenville Police Dept.
Lionel R. Davidson Greenville Police Department
Jose R. deSocarraz Fort Payne Police Department
Kesha Y. Ervin AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
Charles G. Flowers AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
Shandra D. Goodwin Phenix City Police Department
Jeffrey T. Greene Univ. of Montevallo Police Dept.
Gregory A. Grimes Greenville Police Department
Carter J. Halfman Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Anthony J. Harris Auburn Police Department
Christopher W. Henson AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
James K. Hill II Tarrant City Police Department
Waylon Hinkle Homewood Police Department
Karvis D. Jernigan AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
Charles W. Keeter, Sr. Opelika Police Department
James A. Klein Opelika Police Department
Marisa K. Lee-Sasser Dept. of Cons.-Wildlife
Lee T. Maddox, Jr. Dept. of Cons.-Marine Police
John S. Mayfield AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
Ryan A. McGuffie Midfield Police Department
Larry C. Mitchell Hueytown Police Department
Kristen L. Ramsey Opelika Police Department
Erick C. Skinner Dept. of Cons.-Parks
Johnny C. Spivey Coosa County Sheriff's Office
LaGretchen S. Sullivan AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
Matthew L. Thacker Piedmont Police Department
Donnie Thomas Phenix City Police Department
Jennifer M. Thomason Greenville Police Department
Timothy A. Tomlin Lineville Police Department
Christopher D. Trailer AL Board of Pardons & Paroles
Ryan C. Warren Bessemer Police Department
Michael P. Westrick Enterprise Police Department
Tyrone Williams Union Springs Police Department
Justin C. Wright Florence Police Department
Bradley D. Young Roanoke Police Department

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