Brian Fether completes police school 2011.06.29

Written by David Green.

brian_fetherA Fayette student is among the 2011 Law Enforcement Academy graduates at Northwest State Community College.

Brian Fether of Fayette is a member of the class of 12 students from Northwest Ohio who completed the state certification exam and the physical fitness requirements of the program.

 “The Law Enforcement Academy at Northwest State is a physically and mentally demanding program,” said Lori Robison, dean of Allied Health and Public Service. “By completing this intensive program, these graduates have shown the dedication and effort necessary for a successful career in law enforcement.”

 In addition to Fether, the 2011 graduating class includes Rashuan Amey (Archbold), Benjamin Baldwin (Pioneer), Steven Brown (Defiance), Tyler Jones (Neapolis), Matthew Kryder (McClure), Jason McQuillin (McClure), Lance Naves (Wauseon), Jessica Piña (Defiance), Rogelio Rubio (Defiance), Justin Ruffer (West Unity) and Ernest Simpson (Pioneer).

 At the graduation ceremony, special recognition was given to Brown who was presented with the Top Gun Award for earning the highest score on the firing range. Ruffer was recognized for earning the top test score in the class.

The Northwest State Community College Henry County Law Enforcement Academy is an eight-month program, with a new class scheduled to begin in August.

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