Law Academy Graduates Class No. 14
he Otero Junior College Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated 18
students on Saturday, November 20. The class was the 14th class to graduate from
the Law Academy since the academy was established in 1999. The class is also the
largest class to graduate from the Academy.
Miner Blackford, academy director welcomed the graduates and their guests,
followed by opening remarks by Jim Rizzuto, president of Otero Junior College.
Retired Corporal Randall Freed, Colorado State Patrol, delivered the keynote
address. Freed served the Colorado State Patrol 30 years. He is certified by the
Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) to instruct nine
different disciplines. Freed currently teaches in the OJC Law Academy and serves
on the Academy advisory board. He also serves as the Bent County Emergency
Enrollment for the Spring Law Enforcement Training Academy is now open. For more
information about the registration process, contact Miner Blackford, academy
director at 719-384-6867.
|Graduates of the OJC Law
Academy. Seated from left Amy Cedeno, Lamar; Shellie Peery, Wray; Monica
Thomas, Las Animas; Marlina Garcia, La Junta and Kristi Gauna, Rocky Ford.
Standing from left: James Gallegos, Rocky Ford; John Grashorn, Greeley; CJ
Filbeck, Eads; John La Crue, Limon; Senech Fletcher, La Junta; Patrick
Martinez, La Junta; Justin Shoemaker, La Junta; Armando Valdez, La Junta;
Alan Martinez, Rocky Ford; Austin Friederichs, Wiley; David Rooks, Pueblo
and Frank Roy Martin, Olney Springs. Not pictured is Michael Fimon, Idalia.
|Top graduates of the OJC
Law Academy include: From left: Dave Rooks, Pueblo; Outstanding PPCT –
Arrest Control Student and recipient of the Director’s Award for Class
Leadership. Frank Roy Martin, Olney Springs; Outstanding Firearms
Proficiency and recipient of the Director’s Award for Community Policing.
Amy Cenedo, Lamar; Director’s Award for Outstanding Command Spanish
Proficiency. Shellie Peery, Wray; Director’s Award for Class Leadership.
Patrick Martinez La Junta, Outstanding Law Enforcement Driving Award