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Four from Treasure Valley among 15 new troopers to be commissioned Friday

A graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the State Capitol Rotunda  for 15 people who have completed Idaho State Police’s 10-week Peace Officer Standards Training Academy and 14-week Advanced Training Class, according to ISP.

Four of the fifteen hail from Treasure Valley cities. They are: Class president, Joshua D. Clark, Boise; Michelle Brostmeyer, Eagle; Nathan A. Madenford, Nampa; and Matthew Wernsing, Boise.

The ceremony will include an address by Governor Butch Otter, the posting of the colors by ISP’s Honor Guard, and the administration of the oath of office. The newly-minted troopers will be given their hats and badges. The ceremony runs from 11 a.m. to noon, then there will be a 20-minute reception line, followed by class photos.

The troopers will be assigned to one of six districts to do 12 weeks of field training alongside an experienced trooper.

Others who are graduating with this class and their hometowns are: William Adams, Jr., Grangeville; Joshua Anderson, Rexburg; Constance F. Bederka, Rexburg; Jonathan Cushman, Auburn, Calif.; Paul Gilbert, Pocatello; Timothy S. Konzek, Moscow; Jason Lalonde, Lancaster, Calif.; Michael Nielson, Idaho Falls;  Andrew W. Schoonmaker, Ammon; Samuel E. Turner, Spokane Valley, Wash.; and Scott Wall, Laramie.

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