There were at least eight smiling faces today in Jackson, Miss. as cadets became officers with graduation into the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
This process included several months of only seeing families on the weekend and extreme dedication according to instructing officers that spoke at the ceremonies. Colonel Steve Adcock said,"We started this process with over 950 applicants and these are the eight becoming officers today."
Each new officer has been assigned their own county where they will now patrol inside the state. Officer Henry Jackson who has been assigned Holmes county said, "This has been my goal for some time now." He also added, "It's been 22 long hard weeks but it's paid off and I'm ready to do my job."
After the ceremony all family members joined the newly pinned officers to celebrate at a reception afterward at the MDWFP headquarters.
For more information on MDWFP and their programs you can visit www.mdwfp.com