Bradford Man Named Outstanding Cadet among new State Troopers

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett congratulated the 91 men and women joining the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation from the State Police Academy in Hershey (a list of all new Troopers can be found below).

“You are part of a proud tradition, made prouder still just a month ago by the heroism of the men and women whose ranks you join today,’’ Corbett said, referring to recent severe storms and floods in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

“As the flood bore down on homes, state troopers were pulling people from rooftops. Two of them literally risked their lives to bring a family to safety moments before their home collapsed and washed away.

“This force has a record for honesty, for straight dealing, for bringing honor to our state,’’ Corbett said. “I salute your willingness to take on this calling and I can tell you this office will always be here to take the cause of our bravest.’’

Corbett spoke at the ceremony, held this morning at Central Dauphin High School, along with State Police Commissioner Col. Frank Noonan and retired Commissioner Col. Frank Pawlowski.

Among the graduating cadets was Pawlowski’s son, Francis J. Pawloski. As the new troopers received their badges, the retired commissioner, whose father was also a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, made the presentation to his son.

Cadet Antwjuan M. Cox, of Uniontown, Fayette County, spoke on behalf of the cadet class. Cadet Jeremy S. Allen, of Bradford, McKean County, was named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award. Also receiving awards were:

• Cadet Nicholas Scrivani, of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County– Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award;
• Cadet Ryan R. Goodling, of Middletown, Dauphin County – Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award;
• Cadet William D. Davis III of Muncy, Lycoming County – Col. Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award; and
• Cadet Ryan C. Seiple, of Nazareth, Northampton County – John K. Schafer Memorial Physical Fitness Award.

Maj. John W. Laufer III, director of the State Police Bureau of Training and Education, supervised the training of the class, which was the 132 class to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960.

The graduates, who have completed 25 weeks of intensive physical and classroom training, have been assigned to stations within 11 troop areas across the state.

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Editor’s Note: A list of graduates and their hometowns, arranged by the location of their troop assignment, follows:

Troop B, Washington, Washington County

  • Mark D. Mason of White Oak, Allegheny County

Troop E, Erie, Erie County

  • Jeremy S. Allen of Bradford, McKean County
  • Joshua A. Anterock of New Castle, Lawrence County
  • Scott A. Bell of Indiana, Indiana County
  • Terry H. Clark Jr. of Watson, Jefferson County
  • Michael C. Gray of West Decatur, Clearfield County
  • Brian M. Kreske of Monroeville, Allegheny County
  • Gregory A. Lenz of Saltsburg, Westmoreland County
  • Justin T. Martin of Volant, Lawrence County
  • Garrett R. Padasak of Indiana, Indiana County
  • Brian M. Resetar of Bell Vernon, Fayette County
  • Anthony L. Sayles Jr. of Charleroi, Washington County
  • David A. Vinkler Jr. of Greensburg, Westmoreland County
  • Kayla M. Walters of Leechburg, Armstrong County

Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County

  • Shane M. Buffone of Brockway, Jefferson County
  • William D. Davis III of Muncy, Lycoming County
  • Joseph A. Gerg of Kersey, Elk County
  • Thomas B. Grove of Aspers, Adams County
  • Jared R. King of Bulger, Washington County
  • Daniel J. Kozak of Osceola Mills, Clearfield County
  • Scott R. Mang of Erie, Erie County
  • Joel R. Miles of Glen Hope, Clearfield County
  • Timothy W. Mix of Mount Jewett, McKean County
  • William J. Ritrosky of Worthington, Armstrong County
  • Mark A. Van Volkenburg of Wattsburg, Erie County
  • Derek C. Weaver of Lucinda, Clarion County

Troop G, Hollidaysburg, Blair County

  • Michael W. Doriguzzi of Vanderbilt, Fayette County
  • John D. Piasecki of New Kingston, Allegheny County

Troop H, Harrisburg, Dauphin County

  • Antwjuan M. Cox of Uniontown, Fayette Country
  • Matthew I. Geissinger of Belleville, Mifflin County
  • Jared M. Hartsock of Lewistown, Mifflin County
  • Jonathan P. Mackensen of York, York County
  • Kyle W. Milliron of Belleville, Mifflin County
  • Matthew E. Wenner of Clarion, Clarion County

Troop J, Lancaster, Lancaster County

  • Amos L. Glick of Lancaster, Lancaster County
  • Ryan L. Lawrence of Conestoga, Lancaster County
  • Branden T. Munshower of North Huntington, Westmoreland County
  • Jacob B. Saenz of Maytown, Lancaster County
  • Clinton L. Wagner of Hummelstown, Dauphin County

Troop K, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

  • Robert J. Beyer of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Lateef E. Ferguson of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Benjamin Franklin III of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Nertil Gorre of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Elijah K. Jones of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Stephen M. Kamnik of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • James M. Kelble of Dresher, Montgomery County
  • William J. Martino of Folsom, Delaware County
  • Francis J. Pawlowski of Exton, Chester County
  • Lacy L. Roane of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Evan T. Ross of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Nicholas Scrivani of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

Troop L, Reading, Berks County

  • Thomas J. Finn of Frackville, Schuylkill County
  • Ryan R. Goodling of Middletown, Dauphin County
  • Caleb J. Huber of Hershey, Dauphin County
  • John M. Huffstutler of Lake Ariel, Wayne County
  • Brian L. Jasinski of Reading, Berks County
  • Joshua A. Lacey of Birdsboro, Berks County
  • Andrew D. Letcavage of Kulpmont, Northumberland County
  • Peter F. Mohn of Hershey, Dauphin County
  • Ryan M. Monoski of Mill Hall, Clinton County
  • James C. Nestico of Paxinos, Northumberland County
  • Michael A. Schatzmann, Jr. of Paradise, Lancaster County
  • Daniel B. Womer of Camp Hill, Cumberland County

Troop M, Bethlehem, Northampton County

  • Badhasa T. Boyer of Willow Street, Lancaster County
  • Rashaun Copeland of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Zena C. Coulombe of Auburn, Schuylkill County
  • Angel M. Cruz of Reading, Berks County
  • Timothy C. Cutshaw of Auburn, Schuylkill County
  • Patrick J. Dawe of Breinigsville, Lehigh County
  • Evan N. Dearmas of Easton, Northampton County
  • Rachel K. Jones of Bensalem, Bucks County
  • Shawn P. McCormick of Clifton Heights, Delaware County
  • Ronald Mercatili Jr. of Peckville, Lackawanna County
  • William A. Rowan, Jr. of Reading, Berks County
  • Ryan C. Seiple of Nazareth, Northampton County

Troop N, Hazleton, Luzerne County

  • Ronald W. Barrett of Williamsport, Lycoming County
  • Nicholas T. Bressler of Avoca, Luzerne County
  • Francis A. Carito III of Greenfield Township, Lackawanna Country
  • Bridget R. Celestina of Milford, Pike County
  • Michael J. Collins of Honesdale, Wayne County
  • Peter W. Grella of Shickshinny, Luzerne County
  • Anthony K. Kingsley of Crescent, Allegheny County
  • Francis J. McDonough of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County
  • Christopher P. Mitchell Jr. of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County
  • Rebecca L. Parker of Middleburg, Snyder County
  • Mark A. Puopolo of East Stroudsburg, Monroe County
  • Jason M. Raynes of Danville, Montour County
  • Justin P. Roland of Altoona, Blair County
  • Brian S. Shandra of Pittston, Luzerne County
  • Matthew Wysocky of Freeland, Luzerne County

Troop R, Dunmore, Lackawanna County

  • Jordan P. Sandlin of Milford, Pike County

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