Officer joins force

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 20, 2008

Selma Times Journal

A local man has fulfilled his lifetime ambition of becoming a police officer.

Officer Dwight Moorer Jr., 23, was sworn in Thursday afternoon at the police department in the Cecil Jackson Public Safety Building.

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Moorer not only will serve the Selma community, but also continues to serve the country.

He enlisted in the Army in 2003, the year he graduated from Southside High School. In the Army, Moorer has served in Iraq. He remains in the Reserves.

As the initial officer hired under Chief William T. Riley III, he feels honored.

Chief Riley echoes his sentiments.

At the ceremony, Moorer celebrated with family members.

Catherine Moorer, his mother, radiated pride.

Moorer is already setting an example to the younger community.

Trakobe Grayson wants to be a police officer just like his uncle.