PGFD Fire Investigator Graduates Police Academy with Distinction

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A Prince George's County Firefighter/Medic joined the County Police Basic Training Academy Class 138 in order to qualify for the position of Fire Investigator.  Fire Fighter/Medic Andi Inez Villasenor graduated today with her class and did so with distinction.

Villasenor was presented with three top honors during the ceremony including; Sergeant Robert J. Talbert Memorial Award for Physical Fitness, Sergeant F. Gaughan Memorial Award for Achievement in Criminal Law and the Sergeant Joseph K. Brown Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Class Average (97.8%).   "I am impressed and honored to have a Fire/EMS Department member graduate with such high accolades," said Fire Chief Benjamin M. Barksdale.  

Joining Fire Chief Barksdale at the graduation ceremony in Largo were Deputy Fire Chief Alan Doubleday, Assistant Fire Chiefs BJ Harris and Gary Krichbaum as well as the majority of the personnel from the Fire/EMS Department's Office of the Fire Marshal.

"I could not be more proud of Fire Investigator Villasenor.  Her achievements during her time at the Police Academy reflect favorably upon her as an individual and on the Fire/EMS Department as a whole," said Fire Chief Barksdale.

Deputy Chief Alan Doubleday who oversees the Office of the Fire Marshal said, "Fire Investigator Villasenor is joining a talented group of personnel.  Her skills and talents will be put to good use as a member of the Office of the Fire Marshal." 

Fire Investigator Villasenor has the honor to present the class flag of Police Basic Training Class #138.