The Connecticut State Police graduated 83 new State Troopers Thursday, and six have been assigned to the Southbury State Police Barracks.
Gov. Dannel Malloy was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.
The members of the 123rd training troop entered the Connecticut State Police Academy in June of 2013 and spent 1400 hours in training, according to a statement from the State of Connecticut.
Among the graduating class, 85 percent "left higher-paying jobs to serve as Connecticut State Troopers," the statement read. "Members of the class previously served as accountants, counselors, corrections officers, firefighters, lawyers, teachers and nurses, among other professions. The youngest member of the class is 23 and the oldest is 47."
The new Officers assigned to Southbury are: Jonathan A. Conlon of Thomaston; Matthew R. Geddes of Watertown; Roberto J. Juan of Bridgeport; Emily F. Shaham of Monroe; Wayne D. Tate of Watertown; and Jonathan Wildman of Woodbury.