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New police officer sworn in

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Brazil City Police Department patrolman Jeffery L. Stinson II was sworn in by Mayor Ann Bradshaw while his fiancée Natalie Harrison held the Bible Wednesday in Council Chambers. Police Chief Dave Archer and several members of Stinson's family were also present during the ceremony.
As one officer leaves the Brazil City Police Department to further their education, Mayor Ann Bradshaw swore in a new full-time officer in Council Chambers Wednesday.

An alternate during the last hiring process, Jeffery L. Stinson II, 25, Terre Haute, told The Brazil Times being a police officer has been a lifetime goal.

"I've dreamed about being a police officer since his childhood. I spent 196 hours riding along with the Terre Haute Police Department," Stinson said. "Since graduating in 2008 with a bachelor degree in Criminology, I've been applying to various law enforcement agencies in the area."

Stinson looks forward to creating and building strong relationships within the Brazil community.

"It's very exciting to be a part of the Brazil City Police Department," he said about his first shift and beginning field training operations with his fellow officers.

Police Chief Dave Archer confirmed Patrolman Jeff Bucklin recently turned in his resignation with the intention to return to college.

"We wish (Jeffery Bucklin) the best of luck in the future," Archer said, adding his belief that Stinson will be a great asset to the department.

Already certified by the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF) and other paperwork successfully completed, Stinson will attend law enforcement academy as soon as an opening occurs and -- within the next year -- complete required testing, field training and a ride-along period with a department training officer.

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It's a shame they can't find anyone from Brazil to join the local force. Alcohol and drugs have touched about everyone in Brazil one way or another.

Good luck, Officer Stinson.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Mar 18, 2010, at 9:01 PM

Wow Mayor, you sure dressed professionally for the ceremony. A hooded sweatshirt and what appears to be jeans. Very impressive.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Mar 19, 2010, at 2:37 PM

Good grief...now we are picking on what a person wears.

-- Posted by th1953 on Fri, Mar 19, 2010, at 3:02 PM

I have to agree with Lee on this one!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Mar 19, 2010, at 7:46 PM

th1953 if you don't see the problem, then it wouldn't do any good to explain it to you.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Mar 20, 2010, at 12:57 AM

I have to agree with lethal as well....but at least clothing was not optional for the event.

-- Posted by always skeptical on Wed, Mar 24, 2010, at 10:54 AM

Thanks Jeff Bucklin for your service. Good Luck on your education plans and congratulations for bettering yourself !

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Tue, Mar 30, 2010, at 8:20 AM

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