Dedicated tradition of State Police

Published Feb 5, 2018 at 4:00pm

Oneida County residents can be proud that four of their own are now wearing State Police uniforms.

The four were among 208 new graduates of the New York State Police Academy in Albany last Wednesday. “Today we introduce a new generation of highly trained men and women who will serve and protect the citizens of New York State,” said Superintendent George P. Beach II at the ceremony.

The four are Sara K. Nearhoof, Lee Center, who has been assigned to Troop D, Oneida; Ashley M. Pena, Marcy, Troop F, Middletown; Olivia L. Tabor, Utica, Troop F, Middletown, and Victor L. Ramos, Utica, Troop B, Ray Brook.

Locally, Troop D, which covers Oneida County and much of Central New York, will have 16 new members.

Good luck to the new troopers. We’re sure they will do themselves proud in their chosen profession. This graduation class continues the state police’s more than 100 years of dedicated service.