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Lawrenceburg resident Joshua Satterly was among 62 new troopers presented with diplomas during a ceremony Tuesday in Frankfort, the Kentucky State Police announced.
Satterly attended the Kentucky State Police Academy after serving with the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
He was assigned to the state police post in Ashland.
“We appreciate Gov. Beshear’s continuing support for the public safety mission of the Kentucky State Police by allowing us to continue cadet classes during tough budgetary times,” said KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. The new troopers are part of the agency’s 91st cadet class. They started a 23-week training cycle on June 9 in a class that consisted of 87 cadets. Twenty-five resigned during the weeks of mental and physical challenges that followed.
The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.
The new troopers will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post assignments.