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Two dozen new LMPD officers hit the streets

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New LMPD officers take their oath of office New LMPD officers take their oath of office
Class president Kody Despain said he is becoming an officer because his parents both served Class president Kody Despain said he is becoming an officer because his parents both served
LMPD recruits walk into their graduation ceremony LMPD recruits walk into their graduation ceremony

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police added 24 new officers to its rosters. 

Two dozen men and women graduated from Metro Academy Friday, Nov. 20, after taking the oath of office. 

Thirteen of the new officers are college graduates and seven are military veterans. The president of the graduating class, Kody Despain, said becoming an officer was all about family. Both of his parents are officers. 

"It's been my dream since I was 5 years old," Despain said. "Once I could understand, watching my mom and dad get ready everyday, it became a dream to me. I've worked my entire life to get to this point." 

The graduating class completed more than 500 hours of community service, and the new officers will spend the next six months with a Field Training Officer before getting their own patrol assignments.

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