Eighty-six recruits returned for week five.
A quarter of the way through, the recruit school has presented challenges to the recruits, providing obstacles that each must overcome. Growth does not arrive without first overcoming discomfort.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
On Wednesday, the recruits had the privilege of paying their respects to fallen U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Leach, who died while protecting our country during Operation Enduring Freedom. The recruits marched to the Fallen Trooper Memorial on the grounds of the Training Academy and rendered a military salute as the U.S. flag was lowered to half-staff in his honor.
During week five, the recruits received continued instruction in legal issues, such as crimes against persons and crimes against property. Traffic crash investigations, traffic crash report completion, and auto theft investigations were also taught. In patrols class, the recruits completed their first traffic stop scenario independently. To round out the week, fear management class was presented to the recruits by the Behavioral Science Unit.
Week five ended with 86 recruits.