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Congratulations! 23 Graduate from Police Academy 37

The new officers were sworn in Thursday night.

The three women and 20 men of Police Academy 37 were sworn in at Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia Wednesday night by Howard County Clerk of Court Wayne Robey.

"You are going to be asked to run toward trouble when others run away. You are going to see the worst that people can do to each other," Howard County Police Chief William McMahon told the graduates.

"Don't be afraid to be heroes."

The graduating class of Police Academy 37:

  • Hannah Cerrone
  • Mathew Dahlin
  • Stella Dieu
  • John Falbo
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Kevin Hussle
  • John Jackson
  • Kalle James – Wintjen
  • Michael Koehler
  • Patrick Rafferty
  • Christopher Robinson
  • John Salato
  • Nicholas Stramara
  • Joshua Thomas
  • Lorenzo Williams
  • Tae Yoon
  • Brian Bochinski
  • Bryan Borowski
  • Tony Camden
  • Harry Sier (Frederick County Sheriff)
  • Andrew Ivins (Frederick County Sheriff)
  • Andrew Eichelberger (Hagerstown Police )
  • John Butts III (Carroll County Sheriff)


MG42 January 17, 2013 at 08:32 PM
This is more evidence against a discriminatory gender pay gap. Police officers, especially unionized officers in Howard County, are very well paid. Out of the 23 academy graduates, only two appear to be female (based on the names and the photo). Just saying.
Brandie Jefferson January 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM
And based on the first sentence. Just saying. But now you're conflating issues; as long as the women on the force are paid the same as the men, I don't think anyone would say this was an example of a discriminatory pay gap.
MG42 January 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM
You're missing the point. Women tend to take careers that pay less, as the lack of women relative to the men in this class shows. Careers involving risk and hard work with inflexible schedules are dominated by men. And those careers just pay more.
Joel January 18, 2013 at 02:58 PM
Women do not 'tend to take careers that pay less' by choice.
MG42 January 18, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Who forces them to take careers that pay less then?

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