YODER Sixty-two new law enforcement officers were congratulated by University of Kansas General Counsel Jim Pottorff during graduation May 20 from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

The new officers were members of the 239th basic training class at the center. Located a mile west and a mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of KU Professional & Continuing Education.

The graduates, who began their training Feb. 15, represented 45 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.

Area graduates included Erick Perez and Lacey Reifschneider, both of Hays, patrol officers with the Hays Police Department; and Cody Shaw, Colby, patrol officer with the Colby Police Department.