Photos: Louisville Metro Police Graduates 23 New Recruits

Louisville Metro Police’s training academy on Friday graduated 23 new police officers and an Alcoholic Beverage Control officer.

During the ceremony at the Iroquois Amphitheater, Mayor Greg Fischer thanked Metro Council members  for their vote in favor of the LG&E fee. The LG&E fee, Fischer said, will allow for more officers and increased public safety in Louisville.

Metro Academy class’ president, Officer Joseph Fox II, thanked family, friends and loved ones for being there throughout the six months of training.

Officer Scott Barto waits for the recruits to enter the amphitheater during the Louisville Metro Police Department’s graduation ceremony.

Families and friends of graduating recruits take photos on their phones while the recruits parade.

Kerry Ball, a recruit for the Louisville Metro Police Department, waits to enter Iroquois Amphitheater.

Friends and families of the recruits clap in response to Mayor Greg Fischer’s opening remarks.

Recruit Joseph Fox II has his badge pinned on by his parents.

Recruit Kevin Crawford smiles during the inspection of New Officers while speaking with Mayor Greg Fischer.

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