Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) held its 30th annual ceremony honoring FLETC basic academy graduates and local area law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Nearly all federal officers and agents begin their law enforcement careers at FLETC, participating in basic training, beginning of a lifelong membership in the law enforcement family.
More than one million law enforcement officers have trained at FLETC. The FLETC Graduates Memorial is a constant reminder of why we train—to prepare and equip every officer and agent to protect our homeland, and themselves.
At this year’s ceremony those FLETC graduates who made the ultimate sacrifice were honored with a motorcycle procession, which included local retired and active duty law enforcement officers.
This year, six new names were engraved onto the granite panels of the FLETC Graduates Memorial, bringing the total to 205 FLETC graduates who have lost their lives since our establishment in 1970. During today’s ceremony, FLETC honored these officers:
- Osvaldo Albarati – Federal Bureau of Prisons
- Jason Crisp – U.S. Forest Service
- Alexander Giannini – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol
- Tyler Robledo – U.S. Customs and Border Protection,Border Patrol
- Clinton Holtz – U.S. Capitol Police
- Stephen Shaw – Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General
Hundreds of FLETC and partner organization staff, students, local community members and leaders, and congressional staff gathered to remember the individuals we have lost. The FLETC Graduates Memorial and annual ceremony reinforce our mission and exemplify the dedication and commitment of the FLETC staff and instructors. Those lost this year will forever remain a part of our law enforcement family and will never be forgotten.
For additional information and a full listing of the names on the FLETC Graduates Memorial, visit our website at http://www.fletc.gov/about-fletc/fletc-graduates-memorial/.