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By Ben Muir 

Two Petersburg officers finish first and second in academy training


November 30, 2017

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg Officers Carl Tate, left, and Louis Waechter. Out of 18 officers, Louis Waechter came in first and Carl Tate came in second.

Two Petersburg police officers who returned from training in Fairbanks recently finished first and second in their graduating class.

Officers Louis Waechter and Carl Tate were first and second, respectively, at the training academy graduation ceremony in November.

"We just said we were going to take over the academy," Tate said. "We didn't want any other PD to have that spot."

Waechter said there were about six other police departments there, amounting to about 18 officers. There was a competition between the two.

"We competed with each other," Waechter said, "so we could represent Petersbu...

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