Detroit adds police officers “from near and far”


Despite some recent, high-profile deaths in the line of duty, the Detroit Police Department is graduating plenty of new officers.

Twenty-three new recruits graduated from the police academy this past week. It’s the second class of graduating officers so far this year.

Police officer David Hornshaw is one member of that class. He says the new officers hail from “near and far places.”

“Areas near, like 7 Mile and Southfield, and Gladstone and Dexter,” Hornshaw told the graduating class, family members and top police brass at Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit.

“As for areas far, we come from other countries like Bosnia, Russia, the Ukraine, and Serbia.”

Police Chief James Craig told the new officers they “walk among heroes,” including the seven Detroit officers either killed or…

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