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SBPD swears in 5 new officers

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It was a big day for the South Bend Fire and Police Departments. Five new officers were sworn in Wednesday morning. Anuar Velazquez, Andrew Jackson, Jarveair Bourn, Calon Naragon, and Ricardo Ramirez-Juarez took the oath of office to become new South Bend police officers in front of a crowd of family and friends. They say they're excited to get started.

"This is awesome, the chance to serve the community and to be a figure to the children growing up here," says Naragon.

"I'm looking forward to working in this community and serving the people of South Bend," says Velazquez.

Police Chief Ron Teachman says he is excited about the diversity of the new officers and each have different levels of experience to offer the department.

Another honor was given to David Jester. He was promoted from the rank of Firefighter 1st Class to the rank of Captain for the South Bend Fire Department.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg was a part of the festivities and congratulated each member on their new roles.

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