Four young men, including a former standout Southridge High School athlete, were sworn in Tuesday morning at City Hall, as Kennewick launched it's Cadet Program. Eventually, these four will be able to become full-fledged officers.

The program is for persons 18-21, who are college students studying Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. The program allows them, upon completion of their degree and requirements, to become officers after they turn 21.

The first members of this new program include, Jair Ely-Thomas, Keegan Wolf, Fernando Ramos, and Sebastian Casteilleja. Thomas was a well-known football player at Southridge High School.

They are seen here at the swearing in ceremony with Chief Ken Hohenberg.

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