Deputy Burgess, Trigg Co. SO
Twenty-five men and women from across Kentucky graduated from the police academy in Richmond last week, including several from area departments.
Deputy Richard Burgess joins the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office after graduating Thursday. Joining the Madisonville Police Department are Falon Devore, Justin Jones and Jared Ward.
Joseph Seth Whitaker joins the Russellville Police Department, as does Greg Bellar. The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office added Troy Ryan Doss and Tyler Coursey graduated for the Murray Police Department.
The officers completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.