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4 new officers join WPPD

By James Morton

jmorton@civitasmedia.com

New officers for the West Point Police Department introduced at this morning’s City Council work session are, from left, Willie Brooks, animal control and code enforement; Jayson Perez, Larry McRae and Steven Kirkland, patrol officers.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/09/web1_WEB091015WPswork.jpgNew officers for the West Point Police Department introduced at this morning’s City Council work session are, from left, Willie Brooks, animal control and code enforement; Jayson Perez, Larry McRae and Steven Kirkland, patrol officers.

James Morton | Daily News

WEST POINT — Mayor Drew Ferguson welcomed four new officers to the West Point Police Department at this morning’s City Council work session.

Jayson Perez, Steven Kirkland and Larry McRae will head off to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s regional police academy in Columbus to train as patrol officers later this month. Willie Brooks will serve as the city’s new animal control and code enforcement officer.

Ashlee Baggett from the Greater Valley Area Relay for Life also spoke to members of West Point City Council. She introduced the Relay for Life’s “Men in Pink” campaign.

Baggett said that 10 to 15 male employees of the city would be wearing pink throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer. She told council members that each participant would have a goal of raising $500 during the month.

Baggett also said that Ferguson had challenged more employees and council members to join the campaign.

James Morton is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2154.