SLPD officer graduates academy

From left, Saranac Lake police Sgt. James Joyce, new Saranac Lake officer William Flynn and Sonny Duquette, director of the SUNY Potsdam Municipal Police Training Academy, pose as Flynn graduates from the academy Saturday. (Photo provided)

POTSDAM — New Saranac Lake Police Department officer William Flynn, of Peru, graduated from the SUNY Potsdam Municipal Police Training Academy on Saturday.

Flynn, who started the academy on Jan. 10, will now undergo field training with the SLPD’s instructors before being released to patrol the village on his own.

Flynn was a standout in physical training, emergency vehicle operation and active shooter response as well as finishing toward the top of his class academically, according to Police Academy Director Sonny Duquette.

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