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Two new police officers join Elkhart Police Department

Two Elkhart Police Officers were sworn in Tuesday afternoon to join the Elkhart Police Department.

The hiring of the two new officers happened during the Board of Safety Meeting with Mayor Tim Neese.

Patrolman Rufino Gayton Jr. graduated from New Prairie High School and went on to attend Bethel College and served in the United Sates Marine Corps.

Patrolman Ronnie Barron graduated from Jay County High School and served in the United Sates Army.

Police say both Officer Barron and Officer Gayton have already attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and will begin field training immediately.

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