November 12, 2013

Correctional Deputy Alexander Rhee Recieves James B. Evans Scholarship

With family and friends proudly looking on, members of Correctional Academy 72 graduated in a ceremony in Riverside on October 17.

Led by the UCR Pipe And Drum Band and the Law Enforcement Color Guard, recruits filed in and took their seats on the stage as Ben Clark Public Safety Traning Center Director James McElvain welcomed them. Sheriff Stan Sniff and Pomona Police Chief David Keetle were on hand to pin on badges.

The class included 32 graduates, all of whom were bound for the RSO except for two (Moreno Valley College and Pomona Police Department). The Keynote Address was delivered by Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy John Hill.

RSA Executive Board Secretary Pete Kurylowicz presented the Deputy James B. Evans Academic Achievement Award to graduate Alexander Rhee (RSO). The James Evans Award is bestowed on the basis of a deserving recruit who has aspirations for higher education. The scholarship is named after Deputy James B. Evans who was killed during the Norco bank robbery of 1980.