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Published on April 24, 2024
Coppell's Own Bailey Grawunder Sworn In as Newest Member of Hometown Police ForceSource: Coppell Police Department

The Coppell Police Department is ringing in the addition of homegrown talent to its ranks with the swearing-in of new officer Bailey Grawunder. Embracing his deep roots in the community, Officer Grawunder became the latest graduate of the North Central Texas COG Police Academy yesterday. Chief Barton administered the oath this afternoon, solidifying Grawunder's transition from a local explorer to a full-fledged member of the force.

Grawunder, a Coppell native through and through, has been steadily working his way towards this moment since 2013 when he joined the Police Explorer program. After graduating from Coppell High School in 2015, he never strayed far from his ambitions to serve and protect his hometown. The Coppell Police Department disclosed, that Grawunder joined the department in 2023 and subsequently attended the police academy.

The Coppell Police Department was buoyant, speaking to their delight in Grawunder's choice to serve his community. "We are thankful Officer Grawunder chose us. Welcome to the family!" the post read. This sentiment underscores the department's appreciation for Grawunder's continued commitment to Coppell, echoing a strong sense of local pride and communal care.

Officer Grawunder's journey from a high school graduate to an academy attendee is a testament to the local program's success in fostering a relationship between the youth and law enforcement. Staying active with the Explorers, he kept closely tied to his roots, ultimately deciding to dedicate himself fully to the town that raised him. The community stood witness today, as one of their own pledged to take the solemn oath, to officially protect and defend.