Rome’s Crosby Named Top Gun, Top Graduate

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(Calhoun, Georgia) – Rome, Georgia’s Tyler Crosby received Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) “Top Gun” and top student awards at GNTC’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduation ceremony November 20.

GNTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy Director Jim Pledger recognized Crosby as the top student by awarding him the program’s Academic Award. Crosby also received the “Top Gun” Award which recognizes excellence in marksmanship amongst his peers.

Justin Bohannon, Crosby, Amethyst Dunn, Patrick Dupree, Aaron Grant, Alejandro Hernandez, Wesley Holland, Luis Otalora Murcia, and Johnny Peterson were the nine recruits who made it through the duration of the academy’s program held on the Gordon County Campus of GNTC in Calhoun, Georgia.

Rep. Trey Kelly (R-Cedartown), an attorney with the Parker and Lundy Law Firm in Cedartown, Georgia, was the ceremony’s guest speaker. Kelly began his public office service with the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012.

Recruits receive training in everything from criminal investigation to firearms to ethics and liability issues. For more information on the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at GNTC, call (706) 378-1728. You can also e-mail the program’s director at jpledger@gntc.edu.

Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers classes on-campus or online throughout the year. GNTC serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.

“Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Basic Law Enforcement honored their most recent class of graduates on November 20. Shown, from left, are GNTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy Administrative Assistant Delores McClellan, GNTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy Director Jim Pledger, Amethyst Dunn, Aaron Grant, Luis Otalora-Murcia, Alejandro Hernandez, Tyler Crosby, John Peterson, Patrick Dupree, Keith Holland, GNTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy Class Coordinator Jonathan Parker, Alex Bohannon, and Calhoun Police Department Detective Sergeant Tom Petty.”
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Basic Law Enforcement honored their most recent class of graduates on November 20. Shown, from left, are GNTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy Administrative Assistant Delores McClellan, GNTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy Director Jim Pledger, Amethyst Dunn, Aaron Grant, Luis Otalora-Murcia, Alejandro Hernandez, Tyler Crosby, John Peterson, Patrick Dupree, Keith Holland, GNTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy Class Coordinator Jonathan Parker, Alex Bohannon, and Calhoun Police Department Detective Sergeant Tom Petty.”