Trained To Protect & Serve

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    Jasper Police Department officer Grant Goffinet of Jasper, middle, stood at attention alongside his fellow cadets at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield on Nov. 19 as the cadets participated in formation and drill training on the second day of the academy. Goffinet, along with fellow officer Dakota Foote of Jasper, second from left, was sworn in Nov. 15 and started the academy three days later. Also attending the academy was officer Greg Brescher of Jasper, who was sworn in Oct. 14. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Goffinet stood with his hands behind his back and properly interlocked at the thumbs during formation and drill training at the academy Nov. 19. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    An instructor helped correct Goffinet's salute during formation and drill training Nov. 19. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Under the watch of a drill instructor, Goffinet and his fellow cadets lined up in silence as they waited for lunch in the dining hall Nov. 19. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Before a cadet is allowed to sit for a meal, he must stand until all four cadets have arrived at the table. Goffinet waited to be seated for lunch Nov. 19. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    During the academy, recruits carry a red plastic gun in their holsters. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Goffinet took notes during a class about human behavior at the academy Nov. 19. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    During the academy, cadets must ensure their living quarters are clean and in proper order. Inspections can happen at any moment. Goffinet straightened his identification papers and workout log at the end of his bed Dec. 17 before heading back to training. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Goffinet reset cones after hitting them with the car he was driving during emergency vehicle operations training Dec. 17. Cadets speed through the course as quickly as possible while trying to maintain control of the car. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    After changing out of his physical tactics training sweats, Goffinet dressed back in his training uniform before returning to an evening class Jan. 15. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Congratulated as he moved across the stage, Goffinet walked to receive his certificate during the academy graduation ceremony March 14. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Goffinet dressed in his Jasper Police Department uniform for the graduation ceremony March 14. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Mary Goffinet of Jasper congratulated her husband following the academy graduation ceremony March 14. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    The three Jasper officers — Grant Goffinet, left, Dakota Foote and Greg Brescher — celebrated with doughnuts and pictures following their graduation from the academy. Helping them celebrate was Goffinet's wife, Mary, left, Foote's girlfriend, Kristie Bradshaw, and Brescher's girlfriend, April Schepers. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald