Elmira, N.Y., July 25—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today congratulated all of the 228 graduates from the 208th session of the New York State Police Academy's Basic School and singled out for special recognition graduates from hometowns within the 58th Senate District he represents.
“What a well-earned tribute to the hard work and commitment of our new New York State Troopers, and what a source of enormous pride for their family, friends, neighbors and the Southern Tier and Fingers Lakes regions,” said O’Mara. “They and all of their fellow graduates will serve all New Yorkers as proud members of the New York State Police, which is revered and respected as one of the world’s finest law enforcement agencies. Their graduation is a tribute to their courage and willingness to sacrifice to protect the safety and well-being of others – the truest hallmarks of a New York State Trooper.”
O’Mara congratulated and praised the following local graduates:
> Tomarris Bell of Horseheads;
> Mitchell Porter of Hornell;
> Joshua Spoth of Arkport; and
> Lauren Wyant of Jasper.