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16 new jail officers graduate for the Chatham Co. Detention Center

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

More officers will soon be patrolling the halls of the Chatham County Detention Center.

Monday, Sheriff John Wilcher recognized 16 new officers who have completed their basic Jail Officer training. That training taught them how to handle different situations around the detention center with care - inmates' rights - and emergency medical procedures and defense tactics.

These new officers say they are ready to go.

"I have a great sense of pride over me right now. It's pretty overwhelming. My father's done this for 26 years now, and ever since I was a little boy I've wanted to do this. I feel really proud right now, not just for me and my family, but for my community too,” said Benjamyn Boyles, graduate.

All of the new officers were honored Monday in front of family and friends. Congratulations!

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