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Published on June 20, 2024
Officer Cordarius Boyd Joins Saint Paul Police Department with Honors After U.S. Army Reserve DutySource: Facebook/Saint Paul Police Department

In a heartfelt ceremony at the Saint Paul Police Department, the force welcomed a new face among its ranks with the swearing-in of Officer Cordarius Boyd. The former part-time Community Service Officer, Cordarius has made the leap to full-time officer in St. Paul, a transition marked by dedication and exemplary performance.

Despite the hiccup in his training schedule, when Boyd was called to active duty training with the U.S. Army Reserve mere weeks before his police academy graduation, he nonetheless excelled upon his return. His commitment merited him the Top Gun award for his shooting proficiency and the honor of top male fitness in his class, a testament to his physical readiness. According to a statement on Facebook, Boyd's exceptional achievements were celebrated along with his swearing-in.

The day was indeed special for the St. Paul Police Department, which proudly acknowledged Boyd's simultaneous service to the nation and the local community. The department’s post expressed gratitude for his service and extended a hearty congratulations to Officer Boyd on his successful induction into their ranks.

Public reception has been positive, as community members and supporters have taken to social media to praise Boyd's dedication and to share in the department's celebration. Boyd's journey, reflective of the intersection between military service and civilian law enforcement, further cements the Police Department’s goal of building a force composed of diverse and dedicated individuals. "Congratulations on your swearing in, Cordarius!" the department's Facebook post concluded, signaling both a personal milestone for Boyd and a collective step forward for the Saint Paul Police Department.