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

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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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