MARTINS FERRY - Martins Ferry Police Department swore in two new officers, Keven Yates and Cody Moore, on Friday.
They will serve as part-time officers.
Yates has been a police officer for the last six years and is currently working full-time with the Bridgeport Police Department.
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Mayor Paul Riethmiller swears in new part-time officers. Pictured are Mayor Riethmiller, left, Safety Director Bill Suto, Police Chief John McFarland, new officers Keven Yates and Cody Moore.
"I became a police officer because it runs in my family; my father, my grandfather is a retired Bellaire officer," Yates said. "I applied at Martins Ferry because its a good department and I like the guys. I've worked with them while working at Bridgeport, they are a good group of guys."
Being a police officer also runs in Moore's family as well.
Moore has been an officer for a year and has worked in several smaller departments in the valley.
"I am just trying to get my career started, working in several places trying to find a good department to work for," Moore said.
"I want to start working for an actual, real police department ... Hoping here I can be apart of a good police department and get more experience."
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