Hancock County Deputy Among West Virginia State Police Academy Graduates
A Hancock County deputy was among the 45
graduates in the West Virginia State Police Academy 156th class.
Dante Lamont Jeter,
who was hired by the Hancock County Sheriff's Department in May, gave a speech
during the ceremony after his entire class elected him to represent
"We went from 45 individuals to one team and couldn't have done this without the support of our families," said Jeter.
mother and father, Tanya Parker and Jerry Jeter, his girlfriend Ayana
Harper as well as some friends and former co-workers joined Sheriff
Ralph A. Fletcher, Chief Deputy Art Watson and Sgt. Scott Swan of the
Hancock County Sheriff's Office and Lt. Jeremy Krzys of the New
Cumberland Police Department in offering support and witnessing this
accomplishment following 16 weeks of training at the West Virginia State
"This is a great accomplishment," Fletcher said. "Not everyone makes it."
Jeter said he is eager to get out and work. "I feel lucky to be a resident of Hancock County and to get to serve my community," he said.