New cadets graduate from Louisiana State Police Training Academy

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana State Police Training Academy graduated its 91st cadet class Friday morning.

The 74 cadets from across the state took their official oath of office and officially begin their careers of public service. The new troopers include 50 new trooper positions provided to the department by Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Legislature. The other 24 positions were gained through attrition.

“I am proud and honored to swear in our latest graduating class of State Troopers,” said Colonel Michael Edmonson, State Police Superintendent. “The badge they receive is not a right given by this Department, but rather a privilege granted to them by the public. These men and woman will be sent out across our state to protect life and serve their communities as uniform patrol troopers.

They will be held to the highest standards of honor, integrity, respect and service to continue the proud tradition of the Louisiana State Police.”

The following graduates have been assigned to Troop A, which is based in Baton Rouge and includes Ascension Parish: Jesse P. Brown, Darryl M. Derosin, John J. Doiron, Landon J. Douglas, Chase R. Huval, Carl W. Holiday, Russell D. Jones, Jeremy K. Kimble, Huey L. McCartney, James T. McGehee, Joseph A. Nations, Michelle T. Patt, James Summerford and Burnell Thompson III.