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18 New Police Officers in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Over a dozen new police officers are gearing up to take on the streets of Mobile.
A graduation ceremony took place Friday afternoon at Bishop State's Central Campus. Officials welcomes in 18 new officers who are ready to jump start their new careers.
Guest speaker Vicki Davis of the U.S. Attorney's Office referred to grads as Mobile's newest "everyday heroes."
Graduates say they are ready to take the lead by supporting the area.
"It's something that I've always wanted to do. I want to make a difference in the community," said Officer Joseph Hughes.
For one of the new officers, Jeremy Ryan Burch, his graduation is a family milestone. His fifth generation law officer. His father, Lt. Paul Birch of the Mobile County Sheriff's Office pinned on his badge.
Friday night's graduates represent class number 52.