Barber says he's following in the line of his family, his dad and brother are both police officers.
He will begin his training starting on Monday and he says he has been looking forward to it for as long as he can remember. "I went to the grocery store and somebody had come up to my father and said you saved my life. That impacted me. I didn't realize that he had done something so great. I grew up admiring him so I followed his footsteps."
Barber replaces a long-time officer who recently retired. His addition brings the compliment of officers to 173.
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