HERSHEY PA – Eighteen of 49 cadets who graduated Friday (May 12, 2023) from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey will start work later this month to protect and serve the public in portions of Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, state police commissioner Col. Christopher Paris said.
All 49 were honored, thanked, and offered best wishes for their success as members of the 166th class to graduate from the academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960. “They are now prepared to join the ranks of the long gray line which has provided the most professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Pennsylvania,” Paris declared.
Beginning May 22 (Monday) the 18 will start their assignments with Troop K, which in part covers Montgomery County; Troop L, Berks County; and Troop J, Chester County. Paris said they are:
In Troop K
Headed for stations in Skippack, Philadelphia, or Media PA are Troopers Maximilian J. Baptiste,
Jason P. Eckman, Patrick S. Galvin, Jermaine J. Graham, Eduardo A. Lopez, Tyler R. Martin, Ryan M. Reeves, Scott A. Serpe, Edward D. Svarchevsky, Jared D. Widmer, Ryan A. Wolk, and James J. Yezzo.
Svarchevsky was named by the academy as the recipient of its John K. Schafer Memorial Award for the highest combined score on a series of physical skills tests.
In Troop L
Bound for a station in Reading, Hamburg, Jonestown, Frackville, or Schuylkill Haven PA is Trooper Jacob W. Luckenbill.
In Troop J
Assigned to stations in Embreeville, Avondale, Lancaster or York PA are Troopers Austin J. Billet, Kyle E. Connelly, Daniel R. Kornfeind, Kyle R. Munro, and Takoda C. Perez.
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