Fit and ready to serve: BGSU officer earns patrol honor


COLUMBUS — A Bowling Green State University police officer has graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class, and won one of the class honors.

Emily Beeman earned the Top Physical Fitness award.

Members of the 148th Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday at the patrol training academy.

The 40 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 19 Ohio agencies.

The 21-week basic course began in February. The course was developed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and offers comprehensive instruction in more than 150 topics, including criminal law, traffic law, community relations, physical training, self-defense, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, standardized field sobriety testing and electronic speed measuring devices.

Sheriff Malcum J. “Jamie” Patton, Union County Sheriff’s Office, was the featured speaker for the ceremony and addressed the graduates and an audience of friends, relatives and law enforcement officers.

Ohio Department of Public Safety Assistant Director Karen Huey and Lt. Col. Charles J. Linek, patrol assistant superintendent, both provided remarks.

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