hail, hail State Police.
The Connecticut State Police graduated 73 new State Troopers, all members of the 117th Training Troop, on July 20, 2006.
Department of Public Safety Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle and Colonel Edward Lynch, Commanding Officer of the State Police, congratulated the graduating class during a ceremony at Jorgensen Auditorium at the University of Connecticut. Gov. M. Jodi Rell was the keynote speaker at the event.
The 117th training troop entered the Connecticut State Police Academy on January 20, 2006, and spent approximately 1,400 hours in the classroom. They also spent many more hours training in physical conditioning, water rescue, driving and other specialized areas of police work.
The 73 members of this class began the process of becoming State Troopers more than a year ago. They applied for the positions, took the written test and physical fitness assessment, along with observational tests and polygraph tests.(ed. --CT Department of Public Safety Press Release)