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Newbern welcomes first female police officer

(SOURCE: Dyersburg State Gazette) (SOURCE: Dyersburg State Gazette)
Newbern, TN (WMC) -

The town of Newbern is breaking down the traditional male dominated roles within law enforcement and is welcoming its first female police officer.

Newbern Police Officer April Cochran, 26, recently graduated from the academy and has been hired with the department.

The RoEllen native submitted multiple applications throughout the years, but was not granted an interview until late 2015 by Newbern Police Chief Richard Barnes.

She completed the academy at Cleveland State training academy and is now settling in to a career in law enforcement. 

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