BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police have 14 new officers in their ranks. It's the most recruits the department received in a decade.
It was a special day for the recruits who were pinned by their families at the Beaumont Event Centre Wednesday before they hit the streets to protect our community.
It's a mission that's personal to each new officer.
"Well, my dad been a police officer since 1985,” officer Reginald Boseman III told 12News. “He retired from the city of Beaumont a while back. So, just seeing him in his police uniform when I was a younger kid, I looked at him as a superhero. So, if I could be that superhero to one kid out there in the city of Beaumont, which is the community I grew up in, I achieved my whole task and my goal."
Beaumont Police also gave out lifesaving awards to three people
and celebrated the retirement of six.