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Newest police academy grads set new bar

The banquet room of Lawton City Hall was packed with people.

And whether they were lined along the walls or fortunate enough to snag a seat, each wore a look of pride.

That emotion was shared by each of the 16 members of Lawton Basic Police Academy Graduation Class 2018-14, who, on Friday, were given their pins to signify their completion of the 20-week program.

And while making it through the program itself is an accomplishment in and of itself, this class stands out. As special guest speaker and Lawton Mayor-Elect Stan Booker pointed out, this particular group accomplished something none of the previous 13 had.

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