Westerville South High School's Hall of Fame grew by three last week, as three alumni were honored.

Westerville South High School's Hall of Fame grew by three last week, as three alumni were honored.

Westerville Police Officer Thomas C. Baker, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Kevin Knapp and electrician Jeffrey Reschke were inducted into the school Alumni Hall of Fame April 26.

Baker, a 1978 graduate, has served as a member of the Westerville Division of Police since 1985 and currently serves as the Westerville South's school resource officer.

Baker has been a member of the Mid-Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management Response Team since 1998, through which he has responded to numerous incidents including the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center.

Officer Baker is a trained instructor in ALICE, an active threat response training strategy; first aid and CPR; the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience; Incident Command Systems; and the Crisis Intervention Team.

Baker is a deacon in the Central College Presbyterian Church, where he is a member of the church choir, a volunteer with Concord Counseling's crisis hotline and secretary of the Ohio Theatre Organ Society.

At Westerville South, Baker was involved in band, choir and orchestra serving as marching and concert band president his senior year. He was a student director for pep band and choir, received the best bandsman award, outstanding bandsman award and most valuable choir member. He was a Buckeye Boys State representative.

Baker completed a bachelor of science degrees in history and political science from Otterbein University. He graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in 1986.

Knapp is the current post commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Delaware post.

From 2000 to 2005, Knapp served as a member of the Special Response Team, responding to situations including Cincinnati riots and Ohio's highway shooter case.

Knapp was recognized as the 1997 post and district Trooper of the Year.

Knapp coaches youth baseball and football, presents safe driving programs to students in the Northmoor School District, serves as a 4H advisor and provides gun safety presentations to local Boy Scout troops, assisting scouts in earning their Shooting merit badges.

At Westerville South, Knapp participated in the football program from 1985 through 1987.

Knapp holds a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Ohio Dominican College. He graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in 1992 and attended the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in 2010.

Reschke, a 1975 graduate, is the owner and operator of Reschke Electric Co.

Reschke has been active in the community as a member of the Westerville Lions Club, International Association of Electrical Inspectors and the city's Uptown Review Board.

Reschke volunteers with Honor Flight of Columbus, having organized fundraisers for Westerville's community-sponsored Honor Flight.

He helped the Westerville Sunrise Rotary to set up its Field of Heroes and has worked with Westerville Caring & Sharing, sorting and distributing food and gifts.

At Westerville South, Reschke was a member of the soccer club and was an all-city first team honoree. He also was a member of the Future Farmers of America.

Reschke attended Franklin University and holds state licenses as an electrical contractor, state and city fire alarm contractor, and state and city electrical inspector.