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New Police Officer was once homeless, celebrates graduation with dozens of recruits

Some incredible stories emerged from Thursday's graduation ceremony at the Milwaukee Police Academy.

58 men and women marking the end of a training process that started back in December of 2016.

Excited families and city leaders gathered to cheer them on.

Some whose commitment to become a police officer was tested.

Jennifer Beamon, for example, overcame abuse and homelessness and now wears a badge. 

"It was a rough journey," Officer Beamon told CBS 58 News. "I had some bumps in the road. I applied in 2014. I had to keep working out. Get myself ready to go. Got the call in 2016 that I was accepted and here I am!"


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