B-06-01 January 9, 2006 to May 19, 2006



Overall Best Student - The overall best student award is presented to the deputy with the highest cumulative score for all subjects, sponsored by the Deputy Sheriffs' Association of Pennsylvania.

Christopher Hardy
Luzerne County Sheriff's Office

Academic Achievement - The academic achievement award is presented to the deputy with the highest academic average, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Sheriffs' Association.

Shannon Martz
York County Sheriff's Office

Law - The law award is presented to the deputy with the highest average scores for civil and criminal law, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Brian Kuster
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office

Firearms - The firearms award is presented to the deputy with the highest firearms range qualification, sponsored by the Deputy Sheriffs' Education and Training Board.

Adam Knepp
York County Sheriff's Office

Michael VanKuren Memorial Award
(Formerly the Defensive Tactics Award)

This memorial award is presented to the deputy with the highest score and profiency level in defensive tactics. Michael VanKuren was a Deputy Sheriff with the Bradford County Sheriff's Office, who was killed in the line of duty on March 31, 2004. Deputy VanKuren was also a Defensive Tactics Instructor with the Deputy Sheriffs' Training Academy.

Shannon Martz
York County Sheriff's Office