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Five Graduate from Basic Police Horse Mounted School

Congratulations to Lt. Michael Murphy, Officer John Lainhart and Officer Alexander Lee on their graduation from the 2015 Basic Police Horse Mounted Training Class. They each successfully completed the grueling 10-week program; which involved training in basic horsemanship, riding skills, defensive tactics while on horseback, as well as many other specialized techniques.

Also graduating as part of the Mounted Police Class of 2015 were Officer Jason Miller from the Prince George’s County Division of the Park Police and Officer Jennifer Gudaitis from the Prince William County Police Department.

Horse Mounted Class 2015
L-R: Lt. Michael Murphy, Officers John Lainhart, Jennifer Gudaitis, Alexander Lee, and Jason Miller

Congratulations to Officer Lori Long

Congratulations to Officer Lori Long for receiving the 2015 Valor Award from the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE) at the organization’s Annual Awards Ceremony in Ocean City. Officer Long was nominated for the award by Chief Antonio DeVaul for her actions in assisting with the physical removal of three intoxicated men who were reluctant to leave from a house that was on fire.

There is only one Valor Award presented each year by this outstanding organization. We are very proud that our Officer, from our Agency, was selected this year.

Officer Lori Long

Welcome to new Park Police Officers

Congratulations to new Park Police Officers Sean Carroll, Heidi Rottman, Mark Kusolnimit, and Zachary Schley, who graduated from the 61st session of the Montgomery County Police Academy. A ceremony was held April 16th to celebrate their accomplishments. An intense six-month program, the Academy teaches police officer candidates what they need to know to be successful as an officer. The officers will now complete their field training program.

Welcome also to Lateral Officers Heidi Greenleaf and Sean Reb. Officer Greenleaf transferred from Baltimore Environmental Police and Officer Reb from Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Christopher Bratburd also joins us as a Police Officer Candidate.

Please welcome Officers Carroll, Greenleaf, Kusolnimit, Reb, Rottman, and Schley, and Police Officer Candidate Bratburd to the Park Police family.

Session 61 Graduates
L-R: Sean Carroll, Heidi Rottman, Mark Kusolnimit,
and Zachary Schley
Date of last update: June 15, 2015