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MNPD Has Largest Graduating Class In More Than 40 Years

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Metro Nashville Police Department celebrated their largest graduating class in more than 40 years on Monday night.

Eighty new officers received their badges and took the oath of service at a ceremony in Nashville.

One new officer was also an Army Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division, and received the Distinguished Service Cross Award from President Obama.

"I've just been, like I said, the front lines kind of guy. I like getting my hands dirty, I like doing the job. And I like helping the community. That's you know that's why I'm here because I've believe that. I've served overseas, and now it's time to serve here at home," said Officer Felipe Pereira.

The 80 graduates will spend the next several months riding along with veteran officers as they rotate throughout the seven precincts.

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