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Milwaukee Police welcome 46 new officers to the force

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- 46 men and women are now ready for the challenge of being Milwaukee Police officers.

A graduation ceremony was held on Thursday for those new officers at the Milwaukee Police Academy. They've been in training since May. Both Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and their new boss Police Chief Ed Flynn were there to wish them well in their new roles.

"There is no more important role in society than the role you fulfill. Where there is chaos, you're expected to bring order. Where there is tragedy, you're expected to bring consolation. Where there is strife, you're expected to bring thought and good judgment," said Police Chief Ed Flynn.

The chief characterized a career in law enforcement as a life of meaning, duty, and honor.

This was the first of two police recruit classes that started training in 2017. 

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