ROXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's newest class of cadets ran down the streets of Hyde Park on Monday for their first class run.
The run is traditionally held before the cadets graduate starting at the Boston Police Academy and ending at Boston Police Headquarters in Roxbury. After the run, cadets were greeted by friends and family ready to celebrate.
"It's been great, we all got really close by the end of it and I'm just glad that I'm in this class," Cadete Caitlyn Castor told WBZ's James Rojas.
Caitlyn's mom said her daughter will be wearing her grandfather's badge from 1945, the same badge her father wore, keeping the tradition alive.
After the run, Boston Police Academy class 62-22 took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Boston Police Memorial.
"I am so excited and so honored he is willing to serve his state, his community," one Cadet's mom said. "I'm just so impressed with his determination."
The class' graduation is scheduled for Friday.