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Partners share Metro Transit Police Department's Officer of the Year honors  

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:14:00 PM
As partners, police officers Michael Affeldt and Joseph Carchedi spend so much time together their peers refer to them jointly as “Affeldt and Carchedi.” And now they share something in addition to a name and a beat. Affeldt and Carchedi were [...]
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Gratitude motivates new Metro Transit police officers 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:37:00 PM
Eight years to the day after a bullet tore through his left triceps in a close firefight with Taliban militants in Afghanistan, Chang Lee was sworn-in as one of the Metro Transit Police Department’s newest police officers. Seven other men and [...]
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New transit police officers speak many languages, share desire to be role models 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Friday, December 21, 2018 11:15:00 AM
Growing up in Cambodia, Soonem Teng’s family fled their home several times to escape raids by the Khmer Rouge. That experience helped point Teng toward a career in law enforcement. On Thursday, he was among 16 new officers sworn in by the Metro [...]
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Rest in Peace, Rusty 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Rusty with his partner of six years, Officer Scharber. Working in the K-9 Unit at Metro Transit Police Department has its benefits. “It’s just the bond you create – you can’t find that with a regular officer,” K-9 Officer Joshua Scharber [...]
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Super Bowl Security efforts gain national acclaim 

| Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:20:00 PM
Efforts to safely transport thousands of Super Bowl fans were recognized last week by the American Public Transportation Association. APTA presented Metro Transit with a Gold Award for Rail Security on Sunday during an awards ceremony in Denver, [...]
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