Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Academy Class 209 - Final Roll Call

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Tradition held strong as HPD Cadet Class 209 held their final roll call as the sun rose above the police academy yesterday morning. A cold front was blowing in that morning and it was windy and cold. I have a feeling that the cadets never felt the elements as the excitement was too strong within them.

Cadet classes will stand in formation during roll call and will announce their names one by one very quickly. Throughout training, roll calls are done the same way every time, every morning. However, on graduation day, such as Class 209, it is done a little differently with each cadet of Class 209 slowing down and pronouncing their name loudly and proudly. Later that night, 67 men and women graduated and began wearing the blue uniform and started their new journey protecting the citizens of Houston.

Congratulations 209, as your class motto states...TIME TO SHINE!

Make us proud.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome video! Thank you Officer McCoy. You are so nice to do this for the classes. I am glad to be part of your family now.

Anonymous said...

Siskel and Ebert give this film two big thumbs up! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Chill bumps. Fantastic video!

Anonymous said...

Please get more classes funded so I can be part of the Final Roll call in the future! Great job.

Anonymous said...

Very cool. Thank you Mike. I can call you Mike now, right? LOL

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

OFC. McCoy, my aunt, OFC. Morales' mother, saw the video of my cousin's "Last Roll" and was just in tears... she has seen it about 1000 times....thank you for making it and giving my aunt something she will see 1000 times more.
OFC. Morita Honolulu Police Department (HPD)

Senior Officer M. McCoy said...

It is my pleasure. Class 209 was a great group. I enjoyed making the video.

And, yes, you can call me Mike :)