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But their training is not over. They will begin the next phase early Monday morning at the Manchester Police Department at 405 Valley St.
Manchester Police Officer Raymond Youngs, a former Army National Guard member who holds both a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in justice administration, said Manchester may not be the capital, but it is the heart of New Hampshire.
Ryan Heile was hooked on working as a Manchester police officer after an internship while a student at Salem State University in Salem, Mass.
Gov. Maggie Hassan, the keynote speaker, said New Hampshire law enforcement officers, without hesitation, went to the aid of their counterparts in Boston after the marathon bombings on April 15.
U.S. Attorney John Kacavas took a moment to remind the new graduates that without their family and friends, they would most likely not be there. He urged them to continue to appreciate that support, and to be vocal about it, as they go out on the street to fulfill their new role to protect and serve.
Kacavas said the graduate must also protect their reputation.
"Your credibility will always be at stake," he warned. By protecting your own, you will protect others, he said.
Nashua Police Officer Christopher Lewis, selected by his classmates to speak, echoed the remarks of Kacavas and other speakers as he said: "We must be leaders both on and off duty."
"We're always in their eye," said Swinson, a member of the Army Reserves who served two tours in Iraq, first with a combat support hospital and later with a forward surgical team as a licensed practical nurse.
Seven more new Manchester officers, who were sworn in Aug. 5, are about to start their 14-week academy training.
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