Officer Anthony Grameri gets his badge pinned on by his mother at his graduation ceremony on Oct. 26, 2012. Grameri and 14 others joined the Metropolitan Police Department following seven months of training at the Metropolitan Police Academy in Southwest Washington. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Officer Anthony Grameri gets his badge pinned on by his mother at his graduation ceremony on Oct. 26, 2012. Grameri and 14 others joined the Metropolitan Police Department following seven months of training at the Metropolitan Police Academy in Southwest Washington. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)