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2 Framingham Residents Sworn In As Town's Newest Police Officers

10 Aug 2014 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On Tuesday, Framingham residents Qaiss Farazi and Nicholas Caruso graduated from the Academy. Wednesday, they were sworn in as Framingham’s newest police officers by Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey, in a ceremony at Nevins Halls inside the Memorial Building.

2 Framingham Residents Sworn In As Town's Newest Police Officers

L to R - Officer Caruso, Chief Ferguson, Officer Farazi 

Before attending the academy, Officer Farazi worked as an accountant for State Street Corporation.

“We look for commitment from our officers,” said Framingham Police Chief Ken Ferguson. “Officer Farazi went above and beyond commitment during his training at the academy. During his time at the academy, his mom passed away.He could have quit.”

Because he finished and graduated from the academy, “I admire his commitment,” said the Chief. “His mother was his strongest supporter when he was in the Academy. Our hearts and sympathy go out to Officer Farazi and his family. His girlfriend pinned him after he was sworn in.

Prior to attending the Reading Police Academy, Officer Caruso was a member of the Framingham Auxiliary Police. In 2013, he was hired as a campus police officer for Mass College of Art in Boston. He comes to the Framingham Police Department with a Bachelor of science and Masters of science in criminal justice. He was pinned by his father with his mother looking on.

After both officers were sworn in Framingham’s newest Selectman Cheryl Tully Stoll thanked the two Framingham residents for their commitment and recognized them for their choice in careers.

“We realize how special you are as individuals, that you decided this as your career. We know this is not a job, it is so much more than that. And while the badge is important, the man behind the badge is even more important,” said Stoll. “You have selected a career that few people have the courage to select. You are going in with your eyes open, knowing that you have huge responsibility.”

Stoll told the two “You have to live up to the public’s trust. You are what stands between us as citizens and things that can harm us. You are truly the first responders for any incident in this community.”

“You are willingly doing this and willingly dedicating your life to a profession that is extremely honorable,” said Stoll.

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