Sunday, October 2, 2022

Third Sheriff’s Academy graduates

More than 400 family members, co-workers and well-wishers were on hand to see the Denton County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Academy Class of 2010 cadets graduate and be sworn in as law enforcement officers in the MCL auditorium on the Texas Woman’s University campus Saturday.

“In the future you’ll have good days and bad days, but always remember how you felt today and what you wanted to accomplish,” Sheriff Benny Parkey told the 24 cadets. “Remember also that you could not have been successful without the support of your friends and family, and that will hold true in the future also.”

Investigator Toby Crow of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was the guest speaker.

“Many of you have said you want to be a law enforcement officer to make a difference in your community,” he said. “It has been said that all that is necessary for evil to prevail is that good men do nothing. I thank you for accepting the call to do something.”

The class was the third to graduate from the academy since the Sheriff’s Office was licensed to operate its own police academy in April 2006. The academy held three three-month block sections throughout the year.

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