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The Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement 39th Session graduated on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, in Manassas. This class was composed of 34 Prince William County Police officers.

The 34 men and women completed a 24-week course of training in all aspects of police work, including classes in firearms, use-of-force decision making, driver training, legal training, patrol techniques, criminal investigation and crash investigation. The graduating law enforcement personnel are listed below, and brief biographies of each graduate follow:

Biographies of Basic Recruit School Session 39 Graduates

Lauren A. Argenbright is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has family in law enforcement. Officer Argenbright is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Brent D. Beck is a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Prince William County. He served as a volunteer firefighter in Manassas prior to joining the Department. Officer Beck is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Christian L. Bertothy is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in criminology, law and society. Additionally, he was Guindon bearer of the 39th Session Basic Recruit Class. Officer Bertothy is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Zachary T. Brittigan is a graduate of Longwood University in Farmville, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Officer Brittigan is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Darrick S. Dillon is a graduate of Brooke Point High School in Stafford County. He served in the U.S. Army prior to joining the Department, and he has family in law enforcement. Officer Dillon is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Brandon A. Dukeman is a graduate of Battlefield High School in Prince William County and attends George Mason University, where he is completing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Officer Dukeman is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Anthony J. Edwards is a graduate of Bridgewater College in Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in applied physics. He has family in law enforcement. Officer Edwards is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Clement M. Gray is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Officer Gray is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Troy W. Hance is a graduate of County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J., with an associate’s degree in criminal justice. He has family in law enforcement. Officer Hance is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Nathan R. Hupp is a graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Officer Hupp is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Jordan H. Jones is a graduate of Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va., with an associate’s degree in general studies. Officer Jones is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Evan E. Jurgensen is a graduate of Longwood University in Farmville, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He served as a volunteer firefighter in Farmville and as a volunteer EMT in Dumfries prior to joining the Department. Additionally, he has family in law enforcement. Officer Jurgensen is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Andrew H. Kim is a graduate of Chantilly High School in Fairfax County. Officer Kim is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Lucas M. Klugh is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in justice studies. He has family in law enforcement. Officer Klugh is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Steven M. Loder is a graduate of Granite Bay High School in California. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to joining the Department. Officer Loder is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Tory A. Madsen is a graduate of DeVry University in Chesapeake, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He served in the U.S. Navy prior to joining the Department. Officer Madsen is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Franco A. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is fluent in Spanish. Officer Martinez is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Ricardo Martins is a graduate of Technology High School in Newark, N.J. He served in the U.S. Army prior to joining the Department, and served as an EMT-B in Newark. Additionally, he is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Officer Martins is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Abigail C. McLaughlin is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She served in the U.S. Army National Guard prior to joining the Department. Additionally, she has family in law enforcement. Officer McLaughlin is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Sean F. Mushalko is a graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio. He previously worked as a marshal with the Federal Air Marshal in New York and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Service prior to joining the Department.  Officer Mushalko is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Joshua J. Myers is a graduate of Spotsylvania County High School in Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army prior to joining the Department. Additionally, he has family in law enforcement.  Officer Myers is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Ryan M. Pedigo is a graduate of Brooke Point High School in Stafford County. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to joining the Department, and he has family in law enforcement.  Officer Pedigo is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Melissa M. Quesenberry is a graduate of Longwood University in Farmville, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Officer Quesenberry is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Michael R. Ragan, Jr., is a graduate of Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Penn. Officer Ragan is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Jeremy M. Reynolds is a graduate of Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, with a bachelor’s degree in counseling. Officer Reynolds is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Michael E. Santana is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in philosophy. He served as a Henrico County (Va.) Sheriff’s Deputy prior to joining the Department. Additionally, he is fluent in Spanish and has family in law enforcement. Officer Santana is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Scott A. Seymour is a graduate of Osbourn Park High School in Prince William County. Officer Seymour is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Ajay P. Singh is a graduate of East Greenwich High School in Rhode Island. He served as a Telecommunicator I with the Prince William County Public Safety Communications Center prior to joining the Department. Additionally, he is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi and has family in law enforcement.  Officer Singh is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Tyler G. Snow is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, with a bachelor’s degree in justice studies. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to joining the Department, and is certified as a HAZMAT technician.  Officer Snow is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Rachel R. Thayer is a graduate of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., with an associate’s degree in biology. Officer Thayer is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Kevin N. Vasquez is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in history. Officer Vasquez is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Sean H. Weddel is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social science and a master’s degree in teaching. He was a high school teacher in Prince William County prior to joining the Department. Additionally, he was president of the 39th Session Basic Recruit Class. Officer Weddel is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Joseph R. Weller is a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to joining the Department. Additionally, he has family in law enforcement.  Officer Weller is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Stephen G. Wrightson is a graduate of Siena College in Latham, N.Y., with a bachelor’s degree in history. He serves in the U.S. Army National Guard, and was a certified EMT from 2008 to 2011.  Officer Wrightson is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

As the need for highly-skilled and capable law enforcement officers increases, the Department continues to seek qualified applicants for police officer positions. All interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Prince William County Police Personnel Bureau at 703-792-6580, or visit the Department’s website at www.pwcgov.org/police.