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Future first responders complete Children’s Police Academy

The Demopolis Police Department wrapped up the first Children’s Police Academy with a graduation ceremony on June 14. Nineteen children between the ages of five and nine earned certificates after a four-day-long program in which they learned about anti-bullying, gun safety and more. Pictured, from left, is Sgt. Richard Bryant, Fire Chief Keith Murray and Sgt. Monica Oliver along with the graduates. Participants in the academy included: Kellen Allen, Issac Alston Jr., Tristian Blake, Jiran Dubose, Cadance Hannah, Sydney Hannah, Addison Harper, Antonio Mack, Jawaun Minor, Zane Paulk, LeQuinton Simmons Jr., Meghan Simmons, Ronnie Simmons, Jakai Simpson, Kolekona Simpson, Ashtyn Stapleton, Keely Tarver, Andrew Thomasson, and Abbie Williams.

(This photo originally appeared in the Wednesday, June 19 issue of the Demopolis Times.)