female and twenty-eight male Deputy Sheriffs, as well as one female
and eight male Officers from Glendale,
Inglewood, Los Angeles Port, Pasadena, and Simi Valley Police Departments,
graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Training
Academy in Whittier during ceremonies held on Thursday, September 8,
2005, at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS)
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo delivered inspirational remarks to
the graduates and their guests.
As part of the graduation, a badge-pinning ceremony was conducted, with the new
Deputies and Officers receiving their badges from a family member or loved one.
After receiving their graduation certificates, the graduates were officially
sworn in as peace officers by Sheriff Lee Baca.
In a special segment of the ceremony, Deputy Robert A. Springer of the Los Angeles
County Sheriff’s Department, a resident of Oxnard, was named the Honor
Recruit for Class #342. This award is given to the recruit who achieves the highest
numerical average based upon leadership qualities, social relations and personal
traits, practical performance, academics, marksmanship, and physical performance
throughout the training period. Additionally, Officer Jeff R. Disney of the Pasadena
Police Department, a resident of Ontario, was acknowledged for graduating with
the highest academic score.