Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Presents Honor Graduate of the Year Award to Deputy U.S. MarshalJun 27, 2013
Glynco, GA -- The FLETC presented its Honor Graduate of the Year Award for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 12) to Deputy U.S. Marshal Jesse M. Lindgren during a ceremony held June 27. In FY 12, FLETC trained almost 70,000 law enforcement officers and agents from a basic or advanced training program. There were four Honor Graduates from a field of 1,220 who graduated from one of the eligible FLETC basic programs. This award is offered annually to the FLETC basic training honor graduate with the highest academic average. FLETC Director Connie Patrick presented Lindgren the award in the presence of his family, friends, fellow co-workers of the U.S. Marshals Service and FLETC staff. Congressional representatives, federal, state and local law enforcement officers, and community leaders attended the annual event and offered their congratulations and support to the Deputy U.S. Marshal.
Lindgren graduated from the FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program Class 209 on May 2, 2012, with an academic score of 99.35, firearms score of 293, and a Physical Efficiency Battery average of 91.5. He also received several awards while attending FLETC, including the Honor Graduate Award for his class, making him eligible for the top Honor Graduate Award, and awards for Distinguished Fitness Achievement, Firearms Expert, Highest Academic, and Driver Training.
“The entire Marshals Service family is proud to have Deputy Lindgren receive this award, a first for our agency,” said Hylton. “His achievements at FLETC are truly inspiring and will serve him well as he works to keep the public safe from violent criminals, currently in Oregon, and for the rest of his career as a deputy marshal.”
Past recipients of the FLETC Honor Graduate of the Year Award include officers and agents with the Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, National Park Service, U.S. Capitol Police, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, General Services Administration, Department of State, U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
“As Director I am honored to see FLETC produce graduates like Jesse from our 91 Partner Organizations,” said Patrick. “Deputy Marshal Lindgren will serve as a wonderful example for the FLETC students who follow him. Men and women who are focused on achieving excellence in every aspect of their careers protecting and serving the citizens of this nation.”
Lindgren is assigned to the USMS in the District of Oregon. Deputy U.S. Marshals perform a variety of duties, such as protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness Security Program.
Prior to his position with the the USMS, Lindgren was a police officer with the United States Pentagon Police for three years, where he served as a patrol officer and as an operator on the Pentagon Police Emergency Response Team. Lindgren also worked previously in local law enforcement in the state of Oregon for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, in Portland, Oregon, for two years and for the Corvallis Police Department, Corvallis, Oregon, for six months.
Deputy Lindgren earned a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin.
The FLETC trains the majority of federal officers and agents in the United States. In addition to providing training for over 90 federal partner organizations, FLETC also provides training to state, local, tribal and international police in selected advanced programs; graduates approximately 70,000 students annually and is the largest law enforcement training organization in the country.
Headquartered on a 1600-acre campus at Glynco, near Brunswick, Georgia, the FLETC operates facilities in Artesia, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina; and Cheltenham, Maryland. The FLETC also has oversight responsibility on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security for the International Law Enforcement Academies at Gaborone, Botswana; and Bangkok, Thailand.