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BPD promotes reserve

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Brazil Police Department has a new patrolman. On Thursday, Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw swore in Elliott Mullinix as Police Chief Dave Archer looked on during the surprise ceremony at Brazil City Hall. [Order this photo]
Two weeks shy of his 24th birthday, Elliott Mullinix was surprised Thursday with "an early birthday gift."

"I was really surprised," Mullinix, who has been serving the Brazil Police Department as a reserve officer, said about being unexpectedly called into Mayor Ann Bradshaw's office with Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer to be told he was officially hired as a patrolman. "I've aspired to be in law enforcement for several years now."

The 2004 Northview High School graduate told The Brazil Times he joined the Navy and served as a Master-At-Arms as a stepping-stone to acquiring a local law enforcement position.

"I've wanted to become a local police officer so I could serve my hometown and my community," Mullinix said. "This really means a lot to me."

Pending certification by the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF) and other paperwork, which could take up to two weeks to process, Mullinix will remain a reserve patrolman at the BPD.

Upon successful completion of the paperwork, Mullinix will officially become a patrolman.

Within the next year, Mullinix will attend law enforcement academy, complete his testing and begin field training. He hopes to specialize his training toward a goal of becoming a firearms instructor in the future.

"I've worked toward this for several years now," an excited Mullinix said before leaving to get his official paperwork. "I finally got it."

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Way to go, Elliott!

God be with you...

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Aug 13, 2009, at 8:53 PM


-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 8:09 AM

Congratulations, Elliott!

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 1:25 PM

God bless you Elliott......reach for your dreams because they are not that far away.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Aug 17, 2009, at 9:17 AM

Congrats! Job well done!

-- Posted by WhyInBrazil on Mon, Aug 17, 2009, at 12:50 PM

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