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34 new graduates from Metro Patrol School join SCMPD

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Thirty-four new graduates are about to hit the streets to serve Chatham County after graduating from Patrol School.

Alongside Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Chief Jack Lumpkin, friends and family, six officers were promoted and 34 graduated at the Savannah Civic Center.

The Patrol School graduates received their badges after completing five months of training.

Chief Lumpkin tells us he believes this is a great group. The new officers will now spend the next four months training before hitting the streets on their own.

During the ceremony, the graduates took the Oath of Honor and were pinned to complete their schooling. For some, the police force is more than just a job.

Graduate Alexander Ortiz talks about what makes the job so special to him.

"We are all family we all love each other. All the way from the chief down to the recruits. We are all a big family. The training unit has been very kind to us teaching us everything they can, so that we are ready, safe and prepared, so that when we hit the streets we can perform to the best of our abilities,” said Ortiz. "Personally, this is, right now, the highlight of my life. I'm super proud. Super accomplished. I'm very happy to hit the streets and I'm happy to just represent this community."

"We did build a brotherhood. I know that's what everybody says, but I trust the guys and the girls that I trained with with my life,” said Kristen Davis, Metro Patrol School graduate.

List of promoted officers:

  • Maj. Kerry A. Thomas
  • Cpt. Lenny B. Gunther
  • Lt. David L. Barfield, Jr.
  • Lt. Torrance Garvin
  • Lt. Andre T. Jackson, Sr.
  • Sgt. Robert Santoro

List of new graduates:

  • Germaine Anderson
  • Christopher J. Bald
  • Shaquille D. Brown
  • Alexander W. Busch
  • Anthony L. Christie
  • Stephanie R. Cooper
  • Jeffery D. Crosby, Jr.
  • William A. Daniels
  • Kristen B. Davis
  • Christopher M. Geisler
  • Noah E. Griffie
  • Brett W. Hawkins
  • Jacob Hilderbrand
  • Constance Hogan
  • Justin L. Jenkins
  • Christopher Koeller
  • Erik F. Kolwicz
  • Frederick M. Kramer
  • Charlie Lewis
  • William G. Lyons
  • Aaron Medina
  • Stephen W. Menges
  • Sierra McKeon
  • Edwin H. Myrick
  • Alexander F. Ortiz
  • Matthew K. Pietrzak
  • Mason J. Reilly
  • Evelio Ruiz
  • Brian J. Scott
  • Corey Stevens
  • Jacob E. Thompson
  • Kevin M. Toliver
  • Michael B. Winter
  • Andrew Wynn

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