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HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Commissioner Marcus Audiosonic-1Brown announced that 122 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy today and were assigned to troops across the commonwealth.

"I am confident that the skills these new troopers have learned have prepared them to bring positive change to the lives of the citizens we serve," said Acting Commissioner Marcus L. Brown.

Cadet Kurt M. Yannelli, of Chester County, spoke on behalf of the cadet class.

Cadet Jeffrey B. Smull was named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.  Also receiving awards were:  Cadet William P. Connelly, Jr., the Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award; Cadet David A Szili, the Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award; Cadet Jonathan M. Caley, the Col. Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award; and Cadet Jeffrey A. Goodman, Jr., the John K. Schafer Memorial Physical Fitness Award.

Major Adam Kisthardt, director of the state police Bureau of Training and Education, supervised the training of the class, which was the 141 st class to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey since its opening in 1960.

The graduates have been assigned to stations within 14 troop areas across the state, including:

Troop A, Greensburg, Westmoreland County

Aaron J. Allen of Westmoreland County 

Benjamin J. Borlie of Cambria County 

Laken J. Cunningham of Indiana County 

Zachary D. Del Sordo of Westmoreland County 

Timothy N. Farkas of Allegheny County 

Zachary E. Fleming of Allegheny County      

Michael A. Graham of Butler County 

Sean W. Kelley of Westmoreland County 

Michael R. Kowalski of Westmoreland County 

Travis J. November of Allegheny County 

Daniel H. Pickard of Westmoreland County 

Jordan W. Shaulis of Somerset County 

John R. Wogan, Jr. of Cambria County 


Troop B, Washington, Washington County
Jeffrey C. Bamberg of Allegheny County      

Michael T. Brown of Beaver County                                      

Edward L. Burnworth, Jr. of Washington County                   

Timothy R. Gordon, Jr. of Washington County                      

Kevin B. Kulka of Erie County

Nicholas S. Miller of Allegheny County                                  

Lauren E. Murphy of Fayette County

Ty J. Smith of Allegheny County

Andrew F. Stambul of Lawrence County

Donald D. Zimbicki of Allegheny County

Troop C, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County
John F. Connor III of Jefferson County          

Matthew C. Steele of Jefferson County

Troop D, Butler, Butler County
Trask Alexander of Beaver County    

Sean S. Christofferson of Lawrence County

Shawn K. Palmer of Beaver County

Troop E, Erie, Erie County
Brandon W. Branca of Mercer County           

Jeb S. Davis of Crawford County



Francis X. Fusco III of Erie County 

Ronald A. Godek of Allegheny County          

Shaun W. Kiehlmeier of Erie County 

Lauren N. McKinney of Butler County 

Cassandra L. Miller of Butler County 

Adam R. Mourer of Warren County 

Ethan D. Seckinger of Mercer County 

Nicholas M. Stolar of Erie County 

Christopher A. Weber of Beaver County


Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County
Nathan R. Messner of Lycoming County

Matthew J. Podolinski of Bradford County

Troop G, Hollidaysburg, Blair County
Seth D. Moore of Clearfield County   

Joshua P. Nagle of Cumberland County

Troop H, Harrisburg, Dauphin County
John B. Arnold of Lycoming County  

Jonathan M. Caley of York County    

Ricardo J. Carrera of Berks County

Charles W. Christopher IV of Centre County 

William P. Connelly, Jr. of Delaware County 

Konstantin V. Dyakov of Philadelphia County

Jordan R. Garrett of Delaware County          

Matthew J. Geiman of York County   

Jeffrey A. Goodman, Jr. of Northumberland County 

Cody C. Harman of Lycoming County           

Chad A. Himes of Clearfield County  

Matthew J. Hochberg of York County

Luke H. Hoover of Bedford County

Justin D. Horan of Adams County     

Jesse C. Kelley of Dauphin County   

Joshua C. Kleinfelter of Blair County 

Joshua L. Koach of Lancaster County           

Patrick M. Loughman of York County

Addison L. Lovett of Huntingdon County

Kenneth A. Martin, Jr. of Lebanon County

Richard D. Matlock, Jr. of Northampton County

Joseph J. Metzinger of Montgomery County

Jason G. Painter of Dauphin County

Cory R. Peters of Centre County

Andrew S. Phillips of Dauphin County

John R. Romeo, Jr. of Blair County

Thomas F. Spagnuolo of Chester County

Seth W. Sprague of Franklin County

Tyler A. Stepanchick of York County

Cory D. Terek of Westmoreland County

David W. Turtzo, Jr. of Montgomery County

Cory J. Walter of Montgomery County

Robi L. Wareham of Franklin County

Jacob T. Weibley of Blair County

Krystal M. Weston of Suffolk County, New York

Troop J, Lancaster, Lancaster County
Kurt M. Yannelli of Chester County

Troop K, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Jovonna M. Brown of Philadelphia County

Joseph W. Czachorowski, Jr. of Delaware County   

Zachary R. Dombroski of Montgomery County        

Martin F. Mack III of Delaware County          

Renald Mudaj of Philadelphia County

Lorenzo J. Policichio of Lackawanna County

Eric J. Spillane of Monmouth County, New Jersey

Carlton J. Wright, Jr. of Philadelphia County

Troop L, Reading, Berks County
Jacob M. Burgess of Luzerne County           

Steven A. Gentile of Bucks County   

Zachary C. Goetter of Montgomery County  

Jeffrey E. Grimes of Luzerne County            

Dominick W. Marino of Lackawanna County

James A. Paparella of Berks County

Tyler J. Parmer of Berks County

David A. Szili of Susquehanna County

Thomas J. Weaver, Jr. of Luzerne County

Troop M, Bethlehem, Northampton County
Adam W. Adams of Hunterdon County, New Jersey            

Casey W. Hsu of Passaic County, New Jersey

David B. Okonsky of Northampton County   

Mirzet Sadikovic of Lehigh County

Blake W. Shortall of Bucks County

Jeffrey B. Smull of Northampton County

Troop N, Hazleton, Luzerne County
Anthony Avvisato of Luzerne County            

Nicholas B. Avvisato of Lackawanna County

Mark E. Bower of Monroe County     

Jordan J. Chiochio of Lackawanna County   

Brandon Cortazar of Lackawanna County     

Michael J. Davis, Jr. of Lackawanna County            

Gabrielle Giello of Lackawanna County         

Ashleigh M. Kilner of Luzerne County            

Matthew J. Kizis of Luzerne County

Donald T. Mac Rae III of Luzerne County

Matthew C. Parise of Luzerne County

Leo J. Petrucci of Lackawanna County

Daniel Scatena of Luzerne County

Robert J. Sibello of Lackawanna County

Jonathan R. Stemrich of Luzerne County

Kevin W. Walker of Luzerne County

Richard J. Williams, Jr. of Luzerne County

Troop P, Wyoming, Luzerne County
Albert R. Levanavage of Luzerne County

Taylor D. Smith of Susquehanna County

Nicholas P. Stoud of Susquehanna County

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