Sanford, NC – Fifteen individuals are among the most recent graduates of the Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program.
The graduates – with hometowns listed — are Mario Avilez of Ruskin, Fla.; Christopher Campbell of Kinston, N.C.; Haley Conway of Mansfield, Mass.; Devan Gross of Apex, N.C.; Etheridge Grubb of Cameron, N.C.; Jenny Lemus of Santa Ana, Calif.; Maria Lopez of Sanford, N.C.; Tyler Phan of Madison, Conn.; Jose Pineda of Sanford, N.C.; Jose Ramos of Manassas, Va.; Miguel Sanchez of Elkin, N.C.; Logan Snyder of Siler City, N.C.; Halle Talcott of Angier, N.C.; Michael Villatoro of Sanford, N.C.; and Ronald Walker Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C.
A ceremony to honor the graduates was held May 31 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center in Sanford.
Guest speaker was Cpl. Keith Barrow of the Apex Police Department. Leading the BLET class entrance and offering welcoming remarks was Tracy Painter Kelly, CCCC BLET Program Director. Class response was by Haley Conway. Presentation of Colors was by the Chatham County Honor Guard.
Several of the graduates were recognized for outstanding achievement during their training. They were: Fastest Police Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) – Chase/ Apprehension – Tyler Phan; Fastest Police Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) – Rescue – Ronald Walker Jr.; Jimmy Collins Top Gun Award – Jose Ramos; Highest GPA – Ronald Walker Jr.; and Highest State Exam – Tyler Phan.
Class sponsors were the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. State Highway Patrol, N.C. State Parks, and the Siler City Police Department.
To learn more about the Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program, visit cccc.edu/blet.