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Police Academy Graduation

Colorado Springs Police Department's latest recruits graduate from the academy Friday, April 14, 2017. Photos by Christian Murdock

Family take pictures of the new badges for the 36 new police officers Friday, April 14, 2017, before the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Family take pictures of the new badges for the 36 new police officers Friday, April 14, 2017, before the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Colorado Springs Police Honor Guard Drill Team perform Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Colorado Springs Police Honor Guard Drill Team perform Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers speaks Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers speaks Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The 36 new police officers march to their seats Friday, April 14, 2017, at the start of the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The 36 new police officers march to their seats Friday, April 14, 2017, at the start of the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Police Chief Peter Carey teases the new police officers Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Police Chief Peter Carey teases the new police officers Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Recruit Ryan Patterson receives his High Academic Average award Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Recruit Ryan Patterson receives his High Academic Average award Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Recruit Jacob Cook receives his Highest Overall Academic and Skills Combined award Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Recruit Jacob Cook receives his Highest Overall Academic and Skills Combined award Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Recruit Aaron Bellingham speaks for his class Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Recruit Aaron Bellingham speaks for his class Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The class plaque is presented Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The class plaque is presented Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The 36 police officers from the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy take their oaths of office Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The 36 police officers from the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy take their oaths of office Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The 36 police officers from the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy take their oaths of office Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The 36 police officers from the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy take their oaths of office Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Family and friends cheer for the 36 new police officers as they leave Friday, April 14, 2017, after the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Family and friends cheer for the 36 new police officers as they leave Friday, April 14, 2017, after the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Family takes pictures of the new police officers’ badges Friday, April 14, 2017, before the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Family takes pictures of the new police officers’ badges Friday, April 14, 2017, before the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Colorado Springs Police Honor Guard Drill Team perform Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Colorado Springs Police Honor Guard Drill Team perform Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Officer Jessica Kuhn sings the National Anthem Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Officer Jessica Kuhn sings the National Anthem Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The 36 recruits receive their badge from Chief Peter Carey Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The 36 recruits receive their badge from Chief Peter Carey Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Recruits march to their seats Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Recruits march to their seats Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Recruit Austin Hornberger has his badge attached to his uniform by his fiance, Jackie, while his grandmother, Edna Green, watches Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Recruit Austin Hornberger has his badge attached to his uniform by his fiance, Jackie, while his grandmother, Edna Green, watches Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Recruit Austin Hornberger has his badge attached to his uniform by his fiance, Jackie, while his grandmother, Edna Green, watches Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Recruit Austin Hornberger has his badge attached to his uniform by his fiance, Jackie, while his grandmother, Edna Green, watches Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Austin Hornberger hugs his grandmother, Edna Green, from Desoto, Kans., after his fiance pinned his badge on him Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  Green surprised her grandson at the ceremony after telling him she couldn’t make it on the phone the day before.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Austin Hornberger hugs his grandmother, Edna Green, from Desoto, Kans., after his fiance pinned his badge on him Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. Green surprised her grandson at the ceremony after telling him she couldn’t make it on the phone the day before. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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New officer James Burns kisses his wife, Katie, after she pinned his badge onto his uniform Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
New officer James Burns kisses his wife, Katie, after she pinned his badge onto his uniform Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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