The Waterbury Police Academy held its graduation ceremony Friday night, July 8th, at 6:00 pm at the Palace Theater in downtown Waterbury. The graduating class marched in a parade to the 6:00 pm ceremony at the Palace Theater.
The parade route started on Grand Street at Cottage Place and headed west on Grand Street to its intersection with Leavenworth Street. The parade then turned right and head north on Leavenworth Street to its intersection with West Main Street where it turned right onto West Main Street and continued east to the Palace Theater.
Waterbury Police Chief Michael Gugliotti, right, marched along with State Representative Selim Noujaim, and other local dignitaries.
Family and friends lined along East main Street to photograph the parade.
The graduates lined up in front of the Palace Theater and stood at attention for several minutes to let their loved ones capture the moment with still and video cameras.
Twenty officers graduated from the academy, including ten from the Waterbury Police and ten from the surrounding towns. The other towns represented in the class are Wolcott, Cheshire, Milford, Woodbridge, and Southington. Below is a list of the recruits who graduated.
Patricia Sackett - Waterbury Police Department
Andre Hunter – Waterbury Police Department
Muhamet Redzep - Waterbury Police Department
Matthew Lennon – Waterbury Police Department
Jeffrey Schmaling - Waterbury Police Department
Michael Gerritty - Waterbury Police Department
Emmanuel Martinez - Waterbury Police Department
Jason Cocchiola - Waterbury Police Department
David Shaban - Waterbury Police Department
Juan Rivera Jr. - Waterbury Police Department
Jad Hadir – Wolcott Police Department
Anthony Dominici - Wolcott Police Department
Michael Slavin - Wolcott Police Department
Daniel McKenna - Wolcott Police Department
Thomas Daddona - Wolcott Police Department
Gretchen Mascolo – Cheshire Police Department
Sebastian Wozniak - Cheshire Police Department
Daniel Hemperly – Milford Police Department
Scott Prentice - Woodbridge Police Department
Ryan Lair – Southington Police Department