New Cheyenne Cop Wants to Follow in Stepfather’s Footsteps
The Cheyenne Police Department welcomed a new officer to its ranks Monday.
Marcus Hairston-Payton was sworn in during a ceremony at the Cheyenne Public Safety Center.
Originally from Philadelphia, the Air Force veteran grew up in a police and military family which motivated his decision to serve.
"My stepfather is a highly decorated police officer in South Carolina, and I want to follow his footsteps in every way I can," said Hairston-Payton.
"Now that I’m finishing serving my country, it’s an honor to serve and protect my community," he added.
Hairston-Payton is the third officer to be sworn in this year. He will now attend the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.
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