New officers take oath

Published 10:42 pm Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nine new Suffolk police officers proudly took the oath of office in a badge pinning ceremony at the First Lady on Wednesday morning.

The officers graduated from the academy later that day and started their Suffolk-specific training bright and early on Thursday.

New Suffolk police officers Wilbur Dowd, Daniel Ferster, Christina Jaramillo, Elizabeth Kresse, Kelly Kuhns, Daniel Nesbitt, Amanda Sauer, Bruce Walker and Michael Wingate pose for a photo with City Manager Selena Cuffee-Glenn and Police Chief Thomas Bennett after their badge-pinning ceremony on Wednesday.

New Suffolk police officers Wilbur Dowd, Daniel Ferster, Christina Jaramillo, Elizabeth Kresse, Kelly Kuhns, Daniel Nesbitt, Amanda Sauer, Bruce Walker and Michael Wingate pose for a photo with City Manager Selena Cuffee-Glenn and Police Chief Thomas Bennett after their badge-pinning ceremony on Wednesday.

“You’ve all come through with flying colors,” Police Chief Thomas Bennett said during the badge pinning ceremony.

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His advice for the new officers included to pay close attention to their field training officers, to learn from their mistakes and to find mentors in the police department who can help them in their career.

But his primary piece of advice was this: “There’s nothing more important for a police officer than your honesty and integrity.”

The officers were pinned by loved ones after taking the oath of office.

The new officers are Wilbur Dowd, Daniel Ferster, Christina Jaramillo, Elizabeth Kresse, Kelly Kuhns, Daniel Nesbitt, Amanda Sauer, Bruce Walker and Michael Wingate.