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6 law enforcement officers graduated from motorcycle training

November 17, 2018

Six law enforcement officers graduated from the Connecticut State Police motorcycle training class on Friday.

Those six were made up of four state troopers from Maine, one Westport officer and one West Hartford officer.

“They received their certificates, motorcycle wing pins and an affectionate slap on the chest when they got pinned,” state police said.

The six men spent three weeks learning about various necessary things, including normal and emergency braking, high speed maneuvers, cornering, timed events, night operations, off-road riding, riot control on a bike, shooting from a motorcycle, pursuit driving, inclement weather driving, controlled falls and formation ridding.

During the three weeks, the officers had to adapt to the rain, wind and cold temperatures Connecticut has seen the last few weeks.

“This class is normally very stressful and the inclement weather only added to it,” state police said. “These officers went home tired and injured every day, but they stayed the course and persevered.”

State police called the six officers among the, “most highly trained motor officers around.”

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