The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Academy announces that Recruit Chad Wright is the 15th recipient of the $800 Dan Feather Memorial Scholarship. Wright is currently attending the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Academy at Jamestown Community College in the hopes of pursuing a career in law enforcement. He is from Celoron and attended Randolph Central School, graduating in 2004.
The Dan Feather Memorial Scholarship was created by Verna Feather, who is the widow of Dan Feather, an 18-year veteran of the Jamestown Police Department. The recipient of this scholarship must be a Chautauqua County resident who is currently attending the Sheriff's Academy and possesses qualities which reflect the professionalism and character that Officer Feather demonstrated during his service as a police officer.
It is the hope of Mrs. Feather that this scholarship can be a lasting memorial to Dan and also help those who are just starting out in the pursuit of a career in police work.
From left: Lt. Martin Bova, academy director; recruit Chad Wright and Verna Feather.
This scholarship is administered through the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.