Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray participated in ceremonies for the first Massachusetts State Police Academy graduating class since 2006.  The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan and Colonel Marian McGovern welcomed the 80th Recruit Training Troop to the ranks of the Massachusetts State Police. Two hundred eight trainees were appointed to the rank of trooper at the graduation ceremony which took place at the DCU Center in Worcester. The new troopers now begin a three month break-in period where they will be assigned to road patrols with a field training officer.  The new class of troopers was made possible with the support of  the Patrick-Murray Administration and members of the Legislature. After inspecting the troops, Governor Patrick addressed the graduates and administered the oath to the troopers.

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