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Professional boxer, cheer coach among new LMPD officers

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Fifteen LMPD recruits and one ABC recruit were sworn in on Wednesday after spending 5 1/2 months learning the ins and outs of local and statewide laws and ordinances. Fifteen LMPD recruits and one ABC recruit were sworn in on Wednesday after spending 5 1/2 months learning the ins and outs of local and statewide laws and ordinances.
LMPD Academy Graduate Terri Blair LMPD Academy Graduate Terri Blair
LMPD Chief Steve Conrad LMPD Chief Steve Conrad

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – More than a dozen men and women, including a professional boxing champion and a former cheer coach, will help to keep the Louisville Metro community safe after graduating from the LMPD Police Academy.

Fifteen LMPD recruits and one ABC recruit were sworn in on Wednesday after spending 5 1/2 months learning the ins and outs of local and statewide laws and ordinances.

Chief Steve Conrad spoke during the ceremony and reminded the graduates why they should feel honored, "Not many people in life get the opportunity to get to change the course or path of another person's life, to truly make a difference for someone else. As police officers, you're going to get the chance to do that each and every day with each and every call."

LMPD Academy Graduate Terri Blair said, "To be able to serve the community in this capacity is, it's uh, it's an amazing feeling. I'm really excited."

Of the new officers three have prior law enforcement experience, one is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, one is a three time Professional Boxing World Champion and another is a former cheer coach from Morehead State University.

LMPD also said 63 percent of the new recruits are college graduates, including two who have earned master's degrees.

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