William StrattonWhen William Stratton was eight, his father was in a serious car accident and paralyzed. The experience taught him independence and gave him a drive to help other people and led him to the world of corrections and law enforcement. While at the Prince George's Community College Municipal Police Academy, Stratton was the second oldest student in his class and embraced the role as a mentor and support for his colleagues. Stratton graduated the academy with two awards, leadership and highest grade point average. He says the academy prepared him well for his job with Amtrak Police. In six months, he learned about traffic stops, disorderly individuals, real world situations, and built powerful bonds with his academy classmates.