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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.