COLUMBUS, Ind.–The Columbus Police Department and the Columbus Fire Department, respectively, welcomed two new officers and a new firefighter at city hall on Tuesday morning.
Aaron Graham, 22, originally of Danville, was the first to take the oath as a police officer from Mayor Jim Lienhoop. Graham graduated from Danville Community High School before serving four years in the United States Marine Corps as a combat engineer overseas. Next, Jacob Driver, 26, of Hope, was inducted into the CPD force. He is a Hauser High School graduate, who also served in the USMC as an infantryman and attained the rank of Corporal.
New firefighter Kyle Whipker, 28, of Columbus, became the final public safety officer installed at the Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting. He is a 2008 graduate of Columbus East High School.
All three will undergo additional training following Tuesday’s ceremonies.
(NOTE: Tuesday afternoon news incorrectly identified Officer Graham as “Aaron Grant”.)