New Midland Police Department Recruits Sworn In

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

It's been a trying week for law enforcement. Now more than ever Basin police officers know the risks of wearing a badge.

"It takes a special kind of person to be a police officer, and to work in law enforcement in general, and I think those people have the desire no matter what the risk, they just have a love for the profession," said Midland Interim Police Chief Price Robinson.

Today, in Midland three new members joined the force. As their brothers in blue continue to mourn, they took an oath with an even greater sense of purpose.

"You don't want them to have done anything in vain. What they gave up is immeasurable, the duty they did everyday makes us a little more aware of what were doing," said Richard, sworn in Friday.

"I think the three guys that got sworn in want to be law enforcement officers, and want to serve. They feel the loss just like anybody else," said Chief Robinson.

They hope that if the time comes they will be able to live up to the standard that the officers here have set.

"I want to be the kind of guy that the other guys know that they can depend on," said James Rex who was sworn in Friday.