24 members of the 34th police academy training class in Bridgeport graduated at the city’s Common Council chambers Friday night. Chief Gaudette told the graduating class “I am asking you to always treat people like a member of your family because all these people are part of the community you serve.” They were led by the Police Department’s Honor Guard and retired police detective Peter Stevens playing the U.S. Marine Hymn on the bagpipe.
Those graduating the academy were: Phillip Norris Jr., Michael R. Carter, Eliud Henry II, David W. Rivera, John Carrano Jr, Jonathan Duharte, Eric R. Schneider, Timothy Leonard, Jamie Jarrett, Daniel Paz, Fabio W. Pereira, Michael Stanitis, Christopher Zaleta, Marie Cetti, Ean Smith, Clinton Jarvis Jr., Thomas Harper, Ashley Taylor, Marco Brito, Jeffrey Franco, Albert Palatiello III, Sheldon Mayne, Adam Rozum, Paul Cari and Ballard.

By Stephen Krauchick

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