Trooper Brian J. Cowles of Poland, was selected as class speaker during the Ohio State Highway Patrol's 153rd Academy Class graduated last week in Columbus, after 22 weeks of intense paramilitary training. The keynote address was provided by John W. Magaw, former director of the U.S. Secret Service and a 1959 graduate of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.
Cowles thanked the academy and cadet family members for being supportive during their training. He also earned honors for overall performance.
Courses completed by the 153rd class included core values, crash investigation, criminal and traffic law, detection of impaired drivers, firearms, physical fitness, and self-defense. The cadets also received training in motor vehicle operations.
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Trooper Brian J. Cowles of Poland, was among the graduates of the 153rd Academy Class of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Each of the commissioned troopers reported to their newly assigned posts this month. The graduates' first 60 working days will be a field-training period under the guidance of a veteran officer. The new graduates are assigned to 37 of the Patrol's 57 posts. Cowles has been assigned to the Canfield Post.