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New police officers sworn in

Jul. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Three new members of the Huntington Police Department were sworn in Tuesday at City Hall.

Joining the force are Daniel Mulvaney of Ashland, Benjamin Butler of Kenova and Brandon Heighton of Franklin Furnace, Ohio.

Mulvaney and Butler both come from the Barboursville Police Department, while Heighton is a 24-year-old rookie officer. Heighton said a career in law enforcement is a great way to serve the community and provide stability for his wife and young child.

Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook said the department now has 104 officers, with plans to hire two more in August.

Quality candidates have applied to join the department in the recent hiring phases, Holbrook said.

"It's a compliment to the opportunities that are available and the reputation," he said. "We think we are an outstanding department and a regional leader in law enforcement."

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