This week, we have been celebrating the fact that my son has graduated from the state police academy and is now a state trooper. He is moving this week to his new duty station. It was a long, hard process and we can really see the progress he has made. Congratulations Lee!
Here are a few scenes from Family night. The honor statement at the entrance to the gym:
The celebration cake with each recruit's last name on it.
This sign was here when Mike went through the recruit school 28 years ago.
The graduation ceremony itself was awesome and today we continued celebrating with a family BBQ. This week we move him across the state and he will put into practice all the things he learned at the academy. I pray that he stays safe and does well. After all, the department's motto is courtesy, service, and protection.