Glynco, GA -- The FLETC presented its Honor Graduate of the YearAward 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 abasic or advanced training program. There were four Honor Graduatesfrom a field of 1,220 who graduated from one of the eligible FLETCbasic programs. This award is offered annually to the FLETC basictraining honor graduate with the highest academic average. FLETCDirector Connie Patrick presented Lindgren the award in the presence ofhis family, friends, fellow co-workers of the U.S. Marshals Service andFLETC staff. Congressional representatives, federal, state and locallaw enforcement officers, and community leaders attended the annualevent and offered their congratulations and support to the Deputy U.S.Marshal.
Lindgren graduated from the FLETC Criminal Investigator TrainingProgram Class 209 on May 2, 2012, with an academic score of 99.35,firearms score of 293, and a Physical Efficiency Battery average of91.5. He also received several awards while attending FLETC, includingthe Honor Graduate Award for his class, making him eligible for the topHonor 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 Lindgrenreceive this award, a first for our agency,” said Hylton. “Hisachievements at FLETC are truly inspiring and will serve him well as heworks to keep the public safe from violent criminals, currently inOregon, and for the rest of his career as a deputy marshal.”
Past recipients of the FLETC Honor Graduate of the Year Award includeofficers and agents with the Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Customsand Border Protection, National Park Service, U.S. Capitol Police,Department of Housing and Urban Development, Defense CriminalInvestigative Service, General Services Administration, Department ofState, U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
“As Director I am honored to see FLETC produce graduates like Jessefrom our 91 Partner Organizations,” said Patrick. “Deputy MarshalLindgren will serve as a wonderful example for the FLETC students whofollow him. Men and women who are focused on achieving excellence inevery aspect of their careers protecting and serving the citizens ofthis 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 federaljudiciary, apprehending fugitives, managing and selling seized assetsacquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing andtransporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness SecurityProgram.
Prior to his position with the the USMS, Lindgren was a policeofficer with the United States Pentagon Police for three years, wherehe served as a patrol officer and as an operator on the Pentagon PoliceEmergency Response Team. Lindgren also worked previously in locallaw enforcement in the state of Oregon for the Multnomah CountySheriff’s Office, in Portland, Oregon, for two years and for theCorvallis Police Department, Corvallis, Oregon, for sixmonths.
Deputy Lindgren earned a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justiceand Criminology from Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville,Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the Universityof Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin.
The FLETC trains the majority of federal officers and agents in theUnited States. In addition to providing training for over 90 federalpartner 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 lawenforcement 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 alsohas oversight responsibility on behalf of the Department of HomelandSecurity for the International Law Enforcement Academies at Gaborone,Botswana; and Bangkok, Thailand.