Saturday, June 02, 2007

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23 from Puerto Rico graduate as city police
By Nicole Fuller
(Baltimore) Sun reporter
Originally published June 2, 2007
They left behind their homes near the beach. Their young children. The ease of speaking in the language of their homeland. Twenty-three men and women left behind their lives in Puerto Rico for the chance to work as police officers in a city many had never heard of - Baltimore.

Yesterday, a class of graduates of the city's police academy - the first with a large group of Puerto Ricans since the department led a recruitment effort on the island last year - received their diplomas in a ceremony that not only acknowledged their service, but celebrated their diversity.

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