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11 state troopers graduate in Maine

4:18 PM, Apr 12, 2013   |    comments
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VASSALBORO, Maine (AP) - Maine's newest state troopers have been sworn during a ceremony in Vassalboro.

Eleven troopers were administered oaths Friday after their graduation from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

The new troopers have completed eight weeks of police training and will now go on patrol with a veteran trooper.

Col. Robert Williams, chief of the Maine State Police, told the new troopers that in their new role, they will see the best and worst of people. Williams said the troopers will be expected to make decisions in a fraction of a second while under tremendous stress, and the public expects nothing less.

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