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63rd Cadet Class Graduation

3/7/2014

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Lieutenant Michael Baylous
Telephone: 304-746-2198

South Charleston, West Virginia – On Friday, March 7, 2014, the 63rd Cadet Class of the West Virginia State Police graduated in a ceremony held at the West Virginia State University, in Institute, West Virginia. Below is a brief bio of each Cadet including their age, hometown, education, and detachment assignment. Pictures of the ceremony are attached to this release.

Trooper Nicholas Cramer Boothe (26) from Beaver, WV, and a 2006 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School will be assigned to the Logan Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Trooper Daniel Patrick Dillion (22) from Ronceverte, WV, and a 2009 graduate of Seneca Trail Christian Academy will be assigned to the Webster Springs Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Daniel Patrick Dillion is a 2011 graduate from Appalachian Bible College where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Bible Theology.

Trooper Shad Gregory Fox (25) from St. Albans, WV, and a 2007 graduate of Nitro High School will be assigned to the Hamlin Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Shad Gregory Fox is a 2011 graduate from West Virginia State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Trooper David Alexander Gough (24) from Martinsburg, WV, and a 2009 graduate of Abeka Academy will be assigned to the Martinsburg Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Trooper Jacob Martin Hebb (22) from Hendricks, WV, and a 2009 graduate of Tucker County High School will be assigned to the Franklin Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Jacob Martin Hebb is a 2011 Graduate from Potomac State College where he obtained an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Trooper Michael Patrick Hoder (23) from New Cumberland, WV, and a 2008 graduate of Oak Glen High School will be assigned to the New Cumberland Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Trooper Roger Lee Jennings III (22) from Branchland, WV, and a 2009 graduate from Lincoln County High School will be assigned to the Logan Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Roger Lee Jennings III is a member of the West Virginia Army National Guard.

Trooper Ralph Wyatt Justus (24) from Jewell Ridge, VA, and a 2007 graduate from Twin Valley High School will be assigned to the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
Trooper Michael Jess Miller (29) from Lenore, WV, and a 2003 graduate from Tug Valley High School will be assigned to the Logan Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Trooper Kenneth Matthew Parker (29) from Triadelphia, WV, and a 2003 graduate of Edison Local High School will be assigned to the Bridgeport Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Kenneth Matthew Parker is a 2007 graduate from Muskingum University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science.

Trooper Harold Anthony Rose (24) from New Haven, WV, and a 2007 graduate of Wahama High School will be assigned to the Williamson Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Trooper Samuel William Shahan (27) from Buckhannon, WV, and a 2004 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School will be assigned to the Elkins Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Samuel William Shahan is a 2007 graduate from Fairmont State University where he obtained an Associate’s degree in Aviation Maintenance.

Trooper Brandon Keith Shingleton (22) from Buckhannon, WV, and a 2010 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School will be assigned to the Grantsville Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Trooper David Matthew Simerly (32) from Wolfesville, MD, and a 2000 graduate of Middletown High School will be assigned to the Keyser Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Trooper Christopher Michael Snyder (23) from Ft. Ashby, WV, and a 2009 graduate of Frankfort High School will be assigned to the Moorefield Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Christopher Michael Snyder is a 2012 graduate from West Virginia University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology.

Trooper Nathaniel Scott Syner (22) from Edmond, WV, and a 2009 graduate of Midland Trail High School will be assigned to the Princeton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Nathaniel Scott Syner is a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard.

Trooper Benjamin Wright Thorn (22) from Amity, PA, and a 2009 graduate of Laurel Highlands High School will be assigned to the Moorefield Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Benjamin Wright Thorn is a 2012 graduate from California University of Pennsylvania where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Trooper Michael Lee Travelpiece (26) from Wapwallopen, PA, and a 2005 graduate of Bloomsburg Christian High School will be assigned to the Keyser Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Michael Lee Travelpiece is a 2009 graduate from Geneva College where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.

Trooper David James Trenton (22) from Maysville, WV, and a 2009 graduate of Petersburg High School will be assigned to the Franklin Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper David James Trenton is a 2011 graduate from Potomac State College where he obtained an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.


Any questions or requests for interviews should be directed to Lieutenant Michael Baylous at 304-746-2198.


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Lieutenant Michael Baylous 304-746-2198

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