Odessa Police’s new officers come from all walks of life.
“It’s an exciting feeling,” said new officer Glenda Lomax.
From New York, to Michigan and Louisiana and even here in West Texas, the new officers know why the wanted to join the force.
“Serving in the military for the time that I did I wanted to continue serving for the community,” said new officer Marco Barreno.
“I’m looking forward to protecting and serving, doing what I can to explain to people why we’re doing things and help them if there’s anything that is needed,” said Lomax.
Anything that is needed, which includes making the streets safer.
“With my family being here, their safety is definitely number one for me. I wanted to get into something that not only protected them as well as the rest of the citizens,” said Barreno.
At Thursday’s graduation, each officer had their badge pinned by a loved one. Not only are the five gentlemen and one lady officially officers they are now engraved in the community.
“I’m looking forward to working here in the city of Odessa, working with my other police officers standing by their side,” said Lomax.
“I see myself staying here for a very long time,” said Barreno.
The officers went through months of training at the academy.
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