Jul 20, 2012 6:20 PM

Pima County Sheriff's Department graduates 29 new deputies

TUCSON - The Pima County Sheriff's Department graduated 30 recruits to become law enforcement officers Friday morning, 29 will go on to become PCSD deputies, and one will be an officer for the Sahuarita P.D.

This morning at 10 a.m. at the Proscenium Theater on the Pima Community College West campus, 30 recruits graduated from the PCSD's full-time law enforcement academy as the class of 2012 and took the oath of office, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.

Over the 20-week course, the recruits took 14 exams, 18 quizzes, passed a driver's test, qualified with firearms, passed two sets of fitness assments, and passed a comprehensive final exam, administered by the Arizona Peace Officer Standard and Training Board, the news release states.

The graduates, ranging in age from 21 to 46, include a pastor and several former military members.

The newly-sworn law enforcement officers will receive agency-specific instructions, followed by a 12-week field training program.

The following is a list of the graduates:

• Aquino, Christopher
• Borquez, Joseph
• Bryant, Adam
• Chan, Danilo
• Fiore, Robert
• Gabriel, Kathleen
• Greenman, Curtis
• Harper, Alexander
• Kitchner, Katrina
• Larson, Patrick
• Lawrence, Kristina
• Leonardi, Paul
• Lewis, Cody
• Lopez, Richard A.
• McMurrich, Michael A.
• Meeboer, Justin
• Messing, Nicholas
• Pack, Shawn
• Quinn, Andrew
• Reay, Jeffrey
• Rodriguez, Jesus
• Rodriguez, Robert
• Ruiz, Daniel
• Salica, Christa
• Sanders, Samantha
• Schmidt, Brandon
• Smith, Michael
• Terpstra, Justin
• Waters, Joshua
• Williams, Adam

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