JUNE 2021

SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized

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Law enforcement cadets recognized for special achievements are from left William Barkley, Joseph Mallioux and David Wade, with instructor John Donlon presenting.
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Law enforcement cadets recognized for special achievements are from left Ryan Davis, Sebastian Gryka and Yazan Jadaan, with instructor Deborah McCarley presenting

Cadets from St. Johns River State College (SJR State) Criminal Justice Academy were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony at the Thrasher-Horne Center located at the College’s Orange Park campus. Graduates representing Clay, Putnam, St. Johns and Duval counties received certificates for completing Florida Law Enforcement Academy programs.

During the ceremony, six law enforcement cadets were recognized for special achievement. Sebastian Gryka from St. Johns County and David Wade from Putnam County received the Academic Award for highest academic achievement. The Medallion Award for highest overall achievement was presented to William Barkley and Yazan Jadaan from St. Johns County. The Top Gun Award for highest marksmanship scores during the firearms qualifications was presented to Ryan Davis from Putnam County and Joseph Mallioux from St. Johns County.

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets instructed by John Donlon included:

Clay County: Sebastian Higgins, Dalton Mahlke, Jeremiah Mares and Cooper Vaughan.

Putnam County: David Wade.

St. Johns County: William Barkley, Kayon Johnson, Joseph Mallioux, Taylor Parker, Lindsay Soleim, Samuel Wampler and Anna Zurek.

Duval County: Ethan Denmark, James Liles, Cora Milliken, Jimmy Mota and Heather Rodeck.

Corrections Officer Crossover to Law Enforcement cadets:

Clay County: Justin Cotton.

St. Johns County: Kayon Johnson.

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets instructed by Mike Etheridge and Deborah McCarley:

Clay County: Ashlyn Cowhick and Jack Mckerrill.

Putnam County: Ryan Davis.

St. Johns County: Brandon Draughon-Miller, Sebastian Gryka, Aaliyah Heard, Yazan Jadaan and Amy Viccari.

Located at the St. Augustine campus, SJR State’s Criminal Justice Academy offers certificate programs and provides job-related training to prepare cadets for entry-level employment in the field. Upon completion of the certificate programs, cadets will be eligible to take the state certification exam. The certificates also provide credit hours that can be transferred to SJR State’s associate in science degree in criminal justice technology.

For class starting dates and additional information about SJR State’s Florida Law Enforcement Academy, call (904) 808-7490 or visit

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Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020