30 graduate from Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Graduates:

Franklin Ayers - Campbell County Sheriff’s Office
Christopher Bradley - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Nicholas Breeden - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Audrey Burross - U.T. Knoxville Police Department
Chris Cardwell - Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office
Whitney Cochran - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Evan Crockett - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
Kevin Dailey - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
Marshall Davis - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
Douglas Folmar - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
Heather Gardner - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Phillip Hobbs - Grundy County Sheriff’s Office
Daniel Jeffries - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Jurdan Jones - U.T. Knoxville Police Department
Cody Lindsey - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
William Lynam - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Anthony McGaha - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Jared Nunley - Tracy City Police Department
Geniva O’Keefe - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
Marcus Parton - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Andrew Reed - Union County Sheriff’s Office
Josh Riggle - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
Brandon Schroeder - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
Eddie Simpson - Union County Sheriff’s Office
Nathan Stachey - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Justin Summers - Blount County Sheriff’s Office
D’Brian Varnado - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
James Venable - Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office
Richard Wilson - Knox County Sheriff’s Office
David Wormsley - Campbell County Sheriff’s Office

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- After 11 intense weeks and 443 hours of training, 30 recruits are now graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

The attendees had to learn about criminal law, community relations, patrol tactics, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations, firearms, and other law enforcement-related topics.

Recruits were also required to meet Cooper Institute standards for physical fitness in several categories, like sit-ups, push-ups, vertical leap, 1.5 mile run, 300 meter run, and an obstacle course.

This is the largest class in the program's ten year history.

Eight Tennessee law enforcement agencies had representation in the course.


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