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Police Officer From Ghana Training in the Tri Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick Police and Sunrise Rotary are hosting a very unique visitor.  They're hosting Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor Agyemfra of the Ghana Police Service, who's duty back home is to protect the president's daughter.  He's visiting for a police officer exchange. 

For the next few weeks, he'll be training with local police departments, sheriff's departments, the State Patrol and judicial departments.  This may be Frederick's first trip to the U.S., but he's been impressed with police officers here for a long time.

"I tell you, they're my source of inspiration.  I've always wished to be a policeman.  I look up to them.  I see how they're dressed up, looking very smart and I say wow.  I wished, and truly here I am, a police officer," said Agyemfra.     

Frederick will also be sharing his culture by meeting with students and civic leaders.  The idea of this exchange came about when David Bergevin and his wife got to know Frederick during a visit to Ghana earlier this year.